VMLY&R Internship Programme 2022

 Apply now for the VMLY&R Internship Programme 2022. Are you hungry to build a career in animation? Do you want to learn from some of the best motion designers, animators and editors in the industry? Looking for experience working on brands like Vodacom, Nandos, ABSA and Colgate?

An exciting internship opportunity at VMLY&R awaits to join our amazing animation and post-production team in our Johannesburg office. The internship will be for 12-month period depending on performance and business needs.

Your focus as an intern will be to assist with the creation of animated content for clients.

Entry-level design and animation skills are a must.

1. Strategist Intern

Job description

  • Proactive and willing to think of solutions and propose ideas
  • Learn the ropes with creative and client engagement
  • Support tribe strategists with research
  • Add input and thoughts to pieces of work
  • Articulate the brand strategy in 1-on-1s (with specific tasks)
  • Apply yourself to some frameworks of mock briefs or proactive opportunities
  • Support the social media and ed board team with research, findings and proactive thinking
  • Take, distill and execute on a brief
  • Putting together a small trends presentation
  • Identify opportunities


  • Eager to learn, grow and accept new challenges
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to work independently and display initiative
Location: Johannesburg

2. Traffic Coordinator Intern

Job description

  • Primarily assist the traffic department with all administrative requirements
  • Receive briefs, track and schedule the work
  • Schedule meetings
  • Check in with the creative studio
  • Ensure timesheets are done
  • Advise when there is studio capacity
  • Good communication skills
  • Good people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Able to react quickly to changing priorities
  • Able to collect, process and disseminate information quickly
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to manage a wide variety of tasks at one time is a must
  • Well organised
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to handle pressure well
  • Understands the roles and responsibilities of other agency departments
  • Solid understanding of studio and production processes across all disciplines - ATL, BTL, TTL, etc.
  • IT - proficient in Office 365, Outlook, etc.
  • Work remotely on non-office days
Location: Johannesburg

3. Animator Intern

Entry-level design and animation skills are a must.

 Key responsibilities
  • Work as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team
  • Work to a brief and always meet your deadlines
  • Take static work from a creative team and bring it to life through animation
  • Be proactive in terms of your learning and progression as an animator
  • Clear communication with your team at all times
  • Hungry for growth, and self-motivated to learn and progress your career
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
  • Experience in Adobe Premiere and 3D modelling / animation software a plus
  • Excellent organisational skills, with strong attention to detail
Location: Cape Town

Send your cover letter and CV to Chantel Plaatjies: VML-SA-Careers@vmlyr.com. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of applying, consider your application unsucessful. 

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.

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