The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Imagineering Communications Internship (FL)-Spring 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world. 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.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a writing sample. Instructions are listed below under the Additional Information section.
Responsibilities : A Day in the Life…
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 :
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
Required Education :
Currently enrolled as a junior or higher pursuing (or recently graduated with) a degree in Communication/Marketing Communication/Visual Communication or related field
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Company Overview :
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 an accredited college/university within 6 months 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.
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)
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2018 through June 2018. 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.
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.
Additional Information :
This position requires a writing sample in order for you to be considered for this role.
Your writing sample topic will be on the subject of the Avengers Academy. This link will take you to the press release which should help to get you started:
Your writing sample must consist of:
• One blog post (approximately 300-350 words)
• Two Facebook posts
• Three Tweets
To upload your writing sample:
• Log into your dashboard at disneyinterns.com at http://disneyinterns.com/
• Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
• Click on the “Attachments” Tab
• Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstNameLastNameWDI-FL Comm Writing Sample
• Select a document type of "Other"
Job ID: 493960BR
Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida
Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts