Agricultural Sciences Biotechnology Internship
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Careers - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Agricultural Sciences - Biotechnology Internship

Company 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, a daytime and nighttime entertainment complex, are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Department Overview:
Develop new skills in your area of expertise, broaden your knowledge base, and enhance your communication and guest service abilities while working for one of the most recognized and respected companies in the world. The Biotechnology Disney Professional Internship is designed to provide qualified college students with the opportunity to work in the unique biotechnology laboratory that is part of the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot. These interns are part of the Agricultural Sciences team that brings the excitement of agriculture to millions of Epcot guests each year.

Responsibilities

Prepare media and tissue culture for a wide variety of plants used in The Land Pavilion greenhouses and/or for a tissue-cultured merchandise item. Grow, package and deliver the merchandise item.

Take part in general lab upkeep.

Lead informative and interactive guest tours through the greenhouses, labs and aquaculture facility daily.

Participate in training sessions, classes and meetings as scheduled.

Staff the Behind the Seeds Tour desk at Epcot to promote the tour, sign guests up for the tour, sell plant-related merchandise and answer general guest questions.

Basic Qualifications
You must meet the basic qualification in order to apply for the internship:

College student or recent college graduate. Graduate students are not eligible for this internship.

Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Applicable background and/or major in Plant Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, etc.

Experience with and understanding of working in a laboratory.

Ability to interact with Walt Disney World ® Resort guests and cast members.

Team player with demonstrated verbal communication skills, work ethic, reliable transportation, and willingness to work on a flexible schedule.

Additional Information

Required Materials:
Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)

Cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest

College transcripts (official or unofficial)

One professional letter of recommendation (previous industry employers or faculty preferred)

To upload these documents:
Log into your dashboard at www.DisneyInterns.com

Click the link labeled “edit profile info”

Click on the "Attachments" Tab

Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcripts or Mickey_Mouse_CoverLetter)

Select document type of “Other”

If you experience any difficulty with uploading documents, please e-mail wdw.epcot.science.internship@disney.com .

Internship Eligibility:
Must be enrolled in a U.S. college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated from college within the past six months OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

Must be at least 18 years of age

Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs

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 dates of this internship are from approximately late June 2013 through January 2014. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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

Please Note:
You may be contacted after your application has been reviewed to turn in additional support materials. If you have any additional questions please email wdw.epcot.science.internship@disney.com .

Application Deadline:
The deadline to apply for this internship is March 8, 2013.

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 March 8, 2013.

Attention International Students:
If you are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 Visa and do not have a Social Security number, please contact our office at 407-828-1736 PRIOR to applying.

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