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.
By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all roles listed below. In order to be considered, you must upload a copy of your resume and include expected graduation date (month/year) and cumulative GPA from your current school transcript (please, no rounding).
Design & Engineering
Architecture and Facilities Engineering Intern
Walt Disney World Architecture & Facilities Engineering division provides strategic and project support for Walt Disney World facilities. They support the Integrated Facilities Planning process developing scopes and budgets. They are responsible for the design of this portfolio of projects for Walt Disney World parks, resorts, water parks, roadways and back-of-house facilities. In addition, they provide design support to the Engineering Services routine requests. In-house subject matter experts include Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Civil/Structural Engineering; and Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineering. Each group provides discipline specific support through innovative design solutions and permit assistance on single and multi-discipline projects. Intern responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Research of existing conditions/documentation and data collection
Conceptual design through bid & construct document preparation
Field observations during construction
Ride & Show Engineering ‐ Advanced Technology, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Intern
Walt Disney World Ride & Show Engineering division is responsible for designing, supervising the fabrication and testing of enhancements and new designs for ride vehicles and systems at the Walt Disney World Resort. Ride Engineering consists of both Mechanical Engineers focused on Machine Design and Electrical Engineers focused on Control Systems.
Software Engineering Intern
Walt Disney World Scientific Systems division is responsible for providing software services for ride, show and other process control systems being developed and installed in the Disney parks. These services may include assisting with: software development; problem resolution; system operational enhancement; system reliability improvement and obsolescence planning. This individual will have limited responsibilities for providing these services.
Facility Asset Management
Project and Construction Management Intern
Facility Asset Management provides construction project management services and long-term facility planning for the Walt Disney World Resort. Their focus is to maintain the parks, attractions, rides, resorts, roads, retail shops and restaurants while preserving the overall show quality of the Walt Disney World Resort. Their world class project management staff manages all aspects of construction projects including design development, contractor bid and award, field management and close-out. Day-to-day responsibilities include the development of project scopes, schedule preparation and budget planning for a variety of projects. FAM hires interns majoring in Architecture, Engineering and Building Construction areas of study. Intern responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Assist in the planning, coordination and execution of projects as directed by team leader using Primavera project planning software
Provide on-site review, inspections and reports of work in progress
Provide data analysis and recommendations
Review submittals for specification compliance and maintain submittal logs
Process all relevant project correspondence
Coordinate scheduled field activities with all affected parties
Engineering Services/Business Integration & Planning/Central Shops/Environmental
Global Engineering Parks and Resorts Intern
Engineering Services provides a wide variety of maintenance and repair services for the operating and support teams within the four theme parks and resorts areas. The area is divided into several components which range from park attractions to resort facilities with each area having different responsibilities and technical expertise. Business Integration & Planning interns perform as internal business consultants to global clients within The Walt Disney Company which focuses on continuously improving people processes and business systems. These areas typically hire Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering majors.
Client Services and Manufacturing Planner Intern
The Client Services Team provides project management for Walt Disney World Central Shops efforts, serving as the primary point of contact internally and externally on issues of cost, quality, schedule and communications. They partner effectively with internal estimating, planning, scheduling, finance and manufacturing disciplines as well as purchasing, engineering, and clients, to establish and achieve realistic commitments. The Manufacturing Planning Department is also a part of the Walt Disney World Central Shops organization. Central Shops builds the magic from ride vehicles to parade floats. The planning department receives various types of work requests and processes those requests into a working shop floor package with clearly defined scope for the manufacturing team, offering technical support and acquiring all required materials.
Worldwide Standards and Auditing
Quality Engineering & Fire Protection Engineering Intern
The Worldwide Standards and Auditing (WSA) Team provides strategic and project development for all Walt Disney Parks and Resort facilities. They provide direction and offer guidance for many stakeholder groups throughout the world. WSA is seeking Interns to be part of a team responsible for creating and maintaining a wide variety of attraction design control, safety, maintenance, inspection, training, quality assurance programs, collecting data for fire protection systems and performing condition surveys for the global attractions at the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. They work directly with a diverse group of Engineers to research, develop and implement changes to these programs. They typically hire Architecture and Engineering majors. Intern responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Support Engineers in design and selection of replacement components and systems, improving reliability and reducing total lifecycle costs
Update drawings/designs in AutoCAD from redline markings
Perform field condition surveys; incorporate data into drawing package
Generate and review equipment specifications, initiate required procurement requisitions and fabrication orders
Work with other disciplines and trades to build, test, install and commission control equipment, while
meeting/exceeding national codes and standards
Assist in troubleshooting and in the performance of Acceptance Test Procedures
Performing special tasks and projects as assigned
These are the minimum qualifications required to be considered for the position:
Junior, Senior or Graduate student status by arrival date
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate degree at an accredited 4 year College or University
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (Note: Cumulative GPA stated on resume and application must match cumulative GPA of current institution’s transcript. Please, no rounding.)
Must possess a valid US driver’s license
Demonstrated/proven strong leadership, technical and interpersonal skills
Must be a team player with strong written and verbal communications skills
Self‐starter with demonstrated initiative ‐ able to handle multiple tasks and priorities
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office skills (esp. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Availability to work various shifts commensurate with project requirements
Speaks fluent Mandarin
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 currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Must possess a valid US driver’s license
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)
The approximate dates of this internship are May 2013 to August 2013. 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.
The deadline to apply for this internship is March 1, 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.