Submarine likes to accommodate interns in various roles in her film company. Interns bring new
knowledge about the field and their own view into the company. Not only that, they provide
important support in the execution of film productions or processes. At our company, an intern
has the opportunity to participate in international projects and ongoing productions, and in turn,
gets to know a film production company and different parts of the field and can acquire soft and
Our internships come in all shapes and sizes. We have several departments at Submarine and
each requires a different set of skills and educational level. Depending on your ambitions, we have
creative, managerial, media and production related opportunities, across animation, documentary
and office operations, and have on offer; Vocational training internships (BOL), Learning
internships (HBO), Graduation internships (HBO + WO) and Work experience internships.
Pick an internship that suits your aspirations:
Documentary – Production Internship
As a production intern you’ll take on the role of production assistant on the various documentaries
we are working on. In addition to the general production tasks you will also help with research
during the development phase of our projects. As well as, preparing for shoots, give support in
making proposals for funding and writing entries to filmfestivals. It’s a hands on internship, in
which you’ll really learn all the ins and outs of making a documentary, with room for your own
initiatives. You will become an integral part of our production team! With guidance from your
supervisor you will set up learning goals for your personal and professional development. All to
make sure you can get the best out of your experience at Submarine.
Hours: 32 to 40 hours
Documentary – Research Internship
As research intern you’ll focus on the research done during the development phase of new
projects and filmplans at Submarine Docs. Besides the research, you will also be supporting the
ongoing productions. This internship is hands on, and gives you the opportunity to be part of the
production team, and has room for your own initiatives and goals. Together with your supervisor
you will set up learning goals for your personal and professional development, to make sure your
experience at Submarine will contribute towards your future aspirations!
Hours: 32 to 40 hours
Animation – 2D or 3D Internship
In this hands on internship, give creative and substantive support within the pipeline of an
ongoing production. Experience collaborating with talented animators and see how an animated
project is realised in a studio setting. Take part in a specialised department, either in 2D animation
(inbetweening, fixes, etc.) or 3D production (rigging, modelling, animation, etc). – We don’t always
have this internship available, as we’re dependent on what projects are in production. (Illustration,
storyboarding, designing and graphics don’t tend to be covered in this internship).
Language: Dutch or/and English
Hours: 32 to 40 hours
Animation – Production Internship
Beyond the craft of creating an animated feature, short or series, a whole team busy themselves
with making sure projects hit their deadlines, and for that matter, can be made at all! This
internship will shed light on the production process of an animated project. Depending on what’s
on at the company, you can get insight on several phases of production; development, pre-production, production and post. You’ll do tasks in support of our Line Producers and production
team; from making script breakdowns to designing pitch documents to applying to funding
Language: Dutch or/and English
Hours: 24 to 40 hours
Animation – Production Work Experience
Keen to make a career switch? Beside our regular internships, we also offer the opportunity for
professionals to make their start in animation. This production-orientated work experience, will
not only help you comprehend the practical sides of making an animated project, but also sets
out to make you an asset worthy of hiring. You’ll join a production team, and will give substantial
and practical support within the production of one of our current projects, assisting the production
manager and coordinators.
Hours: 24 to 40 hours
At Submarine we have set periods of time for our various internships, however depending on the
projects in production there is room to discuss shifting start and end dates.
– Fall Internship
Start of September till the end of January
– Spring Internship
Start of February till the end of June
– Summer Internship
Start of July till end of August
What does Submarine offer?
– An internship that contributes to the development of practical experience and the enrichment of
– Intern is well trained and has a good picture of the organisation at the end of Internship
– There is a workplace for the intern at the office or in the studio of Submarine
– There is a wide range of tasks for the intern. A good mix of supervision and challenging
independent tasks that fit with the responsibility of the intern
– The guidance is formalised (appointed practical supervisors) and of a sufficient level
– Organisation wants to learn from the interns and offers space for new initiatives
– Market-compliant internship compensation
What does Submarine expect?
An internship at Submarine is not without obligation. Colleagues count on your commitment. To
this end, we invest in guidance and good facilities.
– Intern is involved in Submarine
– Intern adopts an open attitude for learning
– Intern sticks to agreements and agreed deadlines
– Intern is responsible for achieving his/her/their learning goals
– Intern adheres to company rules and protocols
– Intern are bound by professional secrecy. Everything that is written and said within the
organisation falls within the privacy regulations and may not be made public. This is also
applied in the internship report
Working at Submarine
Submarine is constantly growing, and therefore always keen to connect with potential
collaborators and new talent. We create live-action drama, animation, documentaries, and
online content, depending on our projects we can have a variety of jobs available. Down
below you’ll find our current open positions:
Open Call | Animation Recruitment
Submarine Animation is always looking to expand our talent pool. Although we are
constantly reviewing candidate submissions, there is an ebb and flow to our production
needs. As roles become available, the team will reach out to qualified candidates for
Please apply by this (https://forms.gle/48KTVjcG8oBWCL9LA) link. Feel free to reach us
out at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
Thank you so much for your interest in Submarine.
WORKING AT SUBMARINE
Our production studio is located in the heart of Amsterdam, in an old monumental
anatomical laboratory. The neighbourhood is characterised by a slew of great restaurants,
coffee places, vintage shops and specialty bookstores. Not to mention the Ten Kate Market
and de Hallen, both home to an exciting amount of ethnic cuisines. Within our building’s
walls you can even catch a film at the cult cinema LAB111 or hang out with your
colleagues at Bar Strangelove. On Fridays drinks are on the house!
At Submarine we attract crew from all over the world, each and every one of them taking
part in different, interesting and thrilling projects, that cover many different fields and
professions within media. Expect to connect with a diverse range of talent.
How do I apply for an animation-related position at Submarine?
Right here! Please fill out the following submission form in full!
And if you have any recruitment-related questions, feel free to reach out to us at:
I have previously applied but haven’t heard back yet, do I reapply?
As there is an ebb and flow to our staffing needs, we reach out to potential candidates as roles
come available. We, therefore, ask permission to include all candidates in our database so that
we may consider them for future projects as well. By providing us with links, you’re able to
continue revising your website, reel, LinkedIn profile (for example) and we will always have
access to your latest update!
We are constantly reviewing (and re-reviewing) talent as the needs arise!
What if I want to reapply for a different role or adjust my prior submission regarding
Feel free to email us directly at email@example.com
Am I able to work remotely?
Depending on the project, we offer the option to work remotely too. Though we do prefer having
our crew working in-house. A mix of home and remote is also possible.
If you are located outside of the Netherlands and would consider relocating for longer term
projects, we’d be happy to hear from you! For more information on relocation, see the question
What if I decide to relocate?
Internationals interested in relocating to the Netherlands are requested to visit the IND website
for additional information:
Required amounts income requirement | Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
Citizens of EU/EEA + Switzerland benefit from the right to freedom of movement. Within the
EU/EEA or Switzerland, those citizens may settle as an economically active citizen in the
Netherlands with access to the labor market, similar to Dutch citizens.
Citizens outside the EU/EEA + Switzerland may require a visa, a work- and/or residence
permit to work in the Netherlands. Please refer to this list of nationalities for information regarding
a Schengen VISA or requirements to enter the Netherlands. Non-EU citizens (those with a visa
and those who don’t require one) are allowed to stay in the Schengen area for 90 days within
any 180 days.
For non-EU citizen with an offer to work on a project which exceeds the 90-day maximum, you
will need to secure both a work and residence permit. For more information about the residence
permit application and fees included, please refer to