Corporate Citizenship – External Relationships Internship – Spring 2015

Company Overview:

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

Segment Overview:
Since its opening in 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL has grown to feature four theme parks – the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. In addition, more than 20 themed resort hotels, two water parks, and the Downtown Disney® Area, are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Department Overview:
The Corporate Citizenship – External Relationships team guides the company’s investment in the Central Florida nonprofit community, including philanthropic, civic, youth development, arts and culture, education, basic needs, higher ed, and board engagement efforts.
Responsibilities The Professional Intern will assist with project management, development and implementation of communication strategies both internally and externally, product donations, special events management, website management, social media strategies, and executing relevant tactics as assigned

Responsibilities include:

  • Revise and create written materials, print and electronic, to ensure message to our various publics is relevant, clear and impactful and to communicate a concise, unambiguous Corporate Citizenship story to enhance brand image and public perception.
  • Work with managers to develop event marketing tactics and leverage innovative communication touch points, e.g., social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, and Disney Internal Communication Tool, “The Hub”.
  • Leverage internal & external partners to identify new communication streams where possible to enhance Corporate Citizenship reach and reputation.
  • Gather and maintain accurate information on grants, silent auction packages, events calendar, product donations, annual report documents, and other reports as assigned.
  • Support special events to include planning and execution, event photos, post event evaluation and messaging to various audiences.
  • Work with team members to plan and execute events with internal and external partners to support initiatives.
  • Review photo files and create a more user-friendly photo archive to expedite finding relevant photos as needed to communicate the Corporate Citizenship story.
  • Rotation answering Corporate Citizenship phone line.
  • Additional project work as assigned by Corporate Citizenship leadership

Basic Qualifications These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position:

  • Currently enrolled in, or graduated within 6 months of the start date of this internship, in an accredited college/university with a major in Nonprofit Management, Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Public Administration, Marketing, Advertising, or a related major.
  • A self-motivated creative thinker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and execute with excellence.
  • Strong project/event management and planning skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups, synthesizing various points of view that lead to consensus.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to function in a flexible work environment where tasks may vacillate from extensive computer input into a data management systems, to high-profile public events that include galas, dinners, luncheons and other community activities that may take place on weekends and evenings.
  • Solid creativity with demonstrated ability to develop presentations, talking points, and various other communications collateral.
  • If selected for an interview with the hiring leader, you will need to complete a writing assignment showcasing your writing skills.


Preferred Qualifications
Previous job or internship experience in Nonprofit, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Social Media.
Critical thinking or analytical problem solving skills.
Previous writing experience in a professional setting.
Disney College Program Alumni

Required Education
Currently enrolled in, or graduated within 6 months of the start date of this internship, in an accredited college/university with a major in Nonprofit Management, Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Public Administration, Marketing, Advertising, or a related major.

Job Posting Industries Leisure and Travel
Additional Information Internship Eligibility:
Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months of the start date of the internship for which you are applying for OR currently participating in a Disney College

Program or Disney Professional Internship
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. Note: Once you have completed one consecutive year of employment on a Disney internship or program, there must be a minimum 6 month gap before the start of a new internship or program
Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Must provide full work availability
Must provide own transportation to/from work
Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2015 through June 2015. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Application Deadline:
The deadline to apply for this internship is DEC 1, 2015.  INFO HERE

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed on DEC 1, 2015.
Internship Program Type Professional Internship
Primary Location-City Lake Buena Vista
Primary Location-State FL
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 230726BR