Marvel

Location: New York, NY

Founded: 1939

Website: http://marvel.com

The Marvel universe is comprised of more than 8,000 comic book characters, including some of the most iconic figures in popular culture. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired the house that Stan Lee built.


Notable Products

  • Iron Man
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Avengers
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • X-Men: First Class
  • The Super Hero Squad Show

What to Expect

Marvel was founded in 1939 as Timely Publications, their first comic book was published that same year. At the same time, a young Stan Lee was hired as an assistant at the publishing house, performing tasks like filling the artist’s inkwells, fetching lunch, and proofreading stories. It was not until 1961 that the Marvel name would be introduced to the public, along with the introduction of The Fantastic Four.

Today, Marvel has expanded beyond the page to include new media divisions in television, interactive digital media, games, and Marvel Studios, the feature film production segment. Through the small and the silver screens, Marvel has firmly cemented itself within the collective conscious of popular culture, beyond the avid comic book fans. Marvel Studios films such as the Iron Man series, The Avengers, and the X-Men franchise have landed well at the box office, encouraging the studio and Walt Disney to aggressively push future production of feature films, as well as television cartoons and home entertainment titles.

Marvel prides itself on nurturing an environment where creativity and ambition ideas can flourish. Whether acquainting the public with new characters or expanding upon the vast universe established over seven decades, the possibilities for creative exploration within Marvel are endless. Employment opportunities within the entertainment media divisions include roles in animation, creative design, production, programming, gaming, research and development, and information technology. Current vacancies are regularly posted on the company’s career website.

Current students and recent graduates can take advantage of Marvel’s comprehensive internship and co-op programs. Nick Lowe (Marvel senior editor), Joe Madureira (artist, Uncanny X-Men), and Dan Slott (writer, The Amazing Spider-Man) are just a few of the former interns who have built upon their early experiences to grow within the company. Each semester, Marvel offers about 30 unpaid internships in New York and California, in areas such as digital media, production, promotions, television, and film. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student and able to earn college credit. Paid summer internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students. The paid co-op program is available for qualified recent graduates, involving an intensive six-week immersion into the Marvel business.

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