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Live Entertainment - Creative Development Internship - Spring 2018

Job ID 472740BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disneyland Resort Category Studio Operations Date posted 09/13/2017
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Disney Parks Live Entertainment - Creative Development Internship - Spring 2018

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

We Are…
Disney Parks Live Entertainment is a team of entertainment professionals that imagines, creates, designs, produces, casts, costumes and operates the live entertainment offerings in our Disney parks and resorts worldwide and on board our Disney cruise ships. We work in a dynamic, creative, innovative and collaborative environment and together, we bring Disney magic to life.


Make an impact by…
  • Supporting Executive Creative Directors and Producers through various projects both in development and production phases
  • Organizing brainstorms and fulfilling creative assignments which may include research, creative summaries, treatments, presentation boards and digital presentations
  • Assisting Executive Creative Directors and Producers with preparing Peer Reviews, Creative Updates and Executive Presentations
  • Coordinating and attending meetings with Entertainment Creative and Production teams
  • Providing research supporting the development of new creative projects and presenting findings
  • Contributing in the development of design presentations and preparing conference rooms for presentations

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to this role…
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • A working knowledge of the performing arts industry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines
  • Strong leadership and partnering skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and confidential information
Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled as a Junior of Senior working towards a degree in Directing, Dramaturgy, Acting, Scenic Design, Stage Management, Production Management, Event Management, Producing or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Keynote, PowerPoint, Adobe programs and Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity and some proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule including days, night and holidays

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earning or completing a MFA/MBA/MA degree in Directing, Dramaturgy, Acting, Scenic Design, Stage Management, Production Management, Event Management, Producing or related field
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Operating a company vehicle may be part of this role

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is a global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

Required Materials:
  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • Sample of Keynote or PowerPoint presentation saved as PDF
To upload these documents:
  • Log into your dashboard at
  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab
  • Be sure your document is titled in this format: First Name, Last Name, Type (i.e. Mickey Mouse, Transcripts or Mickey Mouse Cover Letter)
  • Select document type of “Other”
If you experience any difficulty with uploading documents, please e-mail

Internship Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in a 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
  • Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and 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 Dates: The approximate dates of this internship are January 2018 through June 2018. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: This internship is located in Glendale, CA. Participants must provide their own housing.

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