Walt Disney Imagineering Communications Internship Spring 2020

Apply here: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/-/-/391/13079180?codes=INDEED


Job ID 700030BRLocation Orlando, Florida, United StatesBusiness Walt Disney ImagineeringDate posted Aug. 23, 2019

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation – from concept initiation through installation – of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Imagineering is headquartered in Glendale, California, with affiliated offices and facilities in North Hollywood, California and Florida; as well as satellite branches at every Disney Theme Park location around the world.


As a Communications Intern you will…

  • Provide overall support for a variety of WDI Communications and discipline-specific projects which support overall WDI and WDPR Public Affairs goals and objectives
  • Work with requesting partners and organizations to determine, prepare and fulfill details, media and other project needs
  • Keep Imagineer bios and headshots updated
  • Support overall department and organization (ensure processes are consistent and leveraged across all teams, manage office coverage)
  • Write and produce video stories and updates for internal communications vehicles
  • Help coordinate WDI Communications leadership work communications forums, and special programs and events as assigned
  • Research, support and maintain project trackers with content, organization, consistency and efficiency
  • Write fact sheets, project summaries, message points, etc. to support internal and external communications needs

Basic Qualifications:

You Bring…

  • Previous reporting/writing/editing experience with a student or professional publication in print, television or online media
  • Proven ability to develop effective communication products
  • Proficiency with Associated Press writing style
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to develop presentation materials and utilize Keynote
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills crucial to effective interaction with all levels of the organization including senior-level executives and their assistants

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated graphic design experience
  • Video editing experience
  • Previous experience in media relations or with a PR Agency (or related)
  • Previous experience as a Disney Cast Member
  • Proven experience with social media in a professional or academic setting

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or must have graduated from an accredited college/university within the past 6 months, earning a degree in Communications, Marketing Communications, Visual Communications or a closely related field

Preferred Education

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

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 the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Professional internship at the time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work location
  • Must be able to provide own housing for the duration of the internship
  • 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)

Required Materials:

  • Portfolio sites should be included as a link on the resumes
  • Candidates may be required to complete a writing sample as part of the interview process. Instructions will be provided at that time.

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are January through June 2020. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

About Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening day.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.