The Walt Disney Company ABC Entertainment Comedy Development Internship (DATG) CA, Spring 2019 in Burbank, California

ABC Entertainment Group develops and produces compelling programming for broadcast on ABC in addition to other television and digital platforms. ABC Entertainment is responsible for all network primetime and late-night entertainment programming. ABC’s viewing experience is enhanced through a variety of innovative and award-winning digital entertainment platforms, including a full-episode player on and an iPad app, and extends to more than 1,000 platform partners worldwide via Disney Media Distribution.

As part of the ABC Entertainment Comedy Development team, you will be:

-Helping to shape the future of comedy on our network.

-Sharing ideas and opinions in a positive, inclusive environment.

-Finding ways to thoughtfully build upon existing systems to improve work flow and best serve the team.

Responsibilities :

Your Role...

-Learn by immersion: Observe the traditional broadcast development cycle from the ground up, learning the ins and outs of how a new idea becomes a new series.

-Anticipate needs: Monitor the work process of the team and implement new ways to add value.

-Dive into creative research: Take assignments from team members and make them your own, spearheading original research for upcoming development and helping expose the team to articles, programs, and other creative materials of which they may not have been aware.

-Be an ABC ambassador: Generate excitement among family and friends outside the walls of ABC for projects that are currently on air.

Responsibilities may include:

-Managing and copying DVDs for the team.

-Providing administrative support to the team by answering phones, scheduling, and other office related tasks.

-Creating a weekly article packet with relevant content to be distributed.

-Putting together DVD packets for potential international business.

-Conducting project research.

-Occasional script coverage.

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role:

-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

-Proven skills utilizing MS Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

-A strong interest in Television and the Entertainment Industry.

-Demonstrated strong written skills.

-A demonstrated high attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.


-All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

-All candidates must be at least 18 years old.

-All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.

-All candidates must be available during the months of January to May for the Spring internship program.

-All candidates must be available to work Monday through Friday daytime 40 hours/week in Burbank, CA.

-All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

-All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications :

-Junior or Senior-level standing, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date.

-Previous internship experience within a related field.

-Major in English, Film & TV, or Communications.

-Knowledge of current series on ABC and other networks is a plus, along with a passion for television.

Company Overview :

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.

Additional Information :

Job ID: 594480BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks