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Universal Products & Experiences, Franchise & Games Internships – Summer 2023


Universal Products & Experiences, Franchise & Games Internships – Summer 2023

Universal City, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    Summer 2023 Internship Program:

    • PROGRAM DATES: June 5 – August 11, 2023
    • TIME COMMITMENT: 40 hours per week. Exact schedule to be determined based on business need.

    To Apply:

    • Submit a one-page resume that outlines your work experience, accomplishments, and your graduation month and year.
    • Submit a cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal, the locations (listed below) you are open to for internships, and your top areas of interest (opportunities listed below).
    • Upload a transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) that confirms your status as an actively enrolled student in a degree-granting program.


    Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E) globally drives the expansion and elevation of NBCUniversal’s iconic collection of brands, intellectual properties, characters, and stories based on the company’s extensive portfolio of properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. The division executes this through innovative physical and digital products, engaging retail and product experiences across our expansive global theme park destinations (for both owned and 3rd party IP), location-based venues, e-commerce product platforms, and retailers around the world. Along with global brand strategy and creative, UP&E’s three lines of business include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, as well as Theme Parks Products & Retail. UP&E is a division of Universal Parks & Resorts, part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

    Universal Products & Experiences is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of the highest caliber. We are committed to fostering equitable and inclusive environments that honor the experiences, perspectives, and uniqueness of each colleague.

    Areas of placement may include, but are not limited to:

    • Character Art
      • Creation of illustrations and concepts for visualization
      • Presentation and style guide development purposes
      • Research and reference gathering of images and content as well as general art support across all our products
    • Games Marketing
      • Helping to drive the long-range product strategy, brand management and key marketing and community efforts across a portfolio of games and digital collectables based on Universal’s top franchises
      • Support the Games Marketing Team and Global Communications Team on day-to-day tasks and operations related to product branding, positioning, click-through testing, and Marketing/PR strategies against a portfolio of games with wide-ranging genres and platforms
    • Concept Artist – Games and Digital
      • Support team on all the Dream Works projects and NFT activations.
      • Will get exposure to character development and license game products
      • Support team on making several brand guidelines that are used across the organization
    • Franchise Strategy and Operations
      • Assist with competitor analysis, looking at insights, box office performance, TV ratings, consumer product offering and retail sales data
      • Complete post-release recap documents following content releases
      • Analyze data to identify gaps and opportunities across all core franchises
    • Consumer Insights
      • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data
      • Aide in delivery of research, analytics, and insights that inform consumer targeting and engagement, content development and production, business and go-to-market strategies, and operational effectiveness
      • Mine and track consumer, retail, and entertainment business trends
  • Qualifications



    • Must be actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited institution during the length of the program
    • Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship by NBCUniversal.
    • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA


    • Students with class standing of junior or above preferred
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Solid project management skills
    • Creative collaborator, skilled facilitator, and savvy
    • Able to work independently and manage multiple high priority projects
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate
    • Experience with Outlook, Microsoft Suites, and Keynote
    • Specific for Character Art opportunity: Fluent in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator required. Have a broad understanding of character design and development. Strong understanding of anatomy and perspective.

    Salary: $16.50 per hour

    Additional Information

    NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.