ABOUT THE LABORATORY’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Do you think you have what it takes to be considered for our internship program?
Serving as an intern at the Burman Studio gave MEL’s CEO, Allan A. Apone his start in makeup effects, and the internship program he instituted at Makeup & Effects Laboratory is his way of passing on that precious gift to other aspiring artists.
Please understand that only a few dedicated individuals will be selected for this opportunity each year.
An intern is a non-paid position. You are putting in time in return for knowledge and experience gained. Interns are taught the basics required of a Makeup and Effects Laboratory Technician. The training includes, but not limited to, sculpting, mold making, life casting, prop making, animatronics, makeup effects and the proper tools, techniques and materials of the trade. This training will come from working under the many talented and experienced, craftspersons that staff the laboratory. The program lasts from 8 to12 weeks depending on your true level of interest, and number of jobs in-house at the time.
An intern must be able to devote a MINIMUM of 20 hours per week to the program, and the laboratory is open 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. If you do cannot meet the minimum hours requirement and/or are not available during MEL’s normal business hours then PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.