The Walt Disney Company WDI Planning & Development Internship - Glendale, CA - Fall 2018 in Glendale, California

“We Change Lives.” 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.

The Menu Planning and Development Strategy Studio interfaces directly with the creative development and project management teams on all design work from initial ideation to capital approval – helping guide the focus of resources to create new and enhanced Guest experiences and leverage Disney strategic intellectual property to drive long-term value for the Company. The teams work closely with key counterparts in Operations, Finance, Marketing, & Global Business Development to manage and evolve master plans for all global locations to drive the greatest business and strategic value.

What we’re looking for…

A Planning and Development Intern to be responsible for developing, analyzing, and maintaining a variety of documents from inception through production. You will assist in developing planning strategies, analyzing data, and supporting the pipeline of projects at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Responsibilities : You will…

  • Create and maintain planning document to align with current business objectives

  • Analyze and identify opportunities for more optimized investment strategies

  • Track and status Walt Disney Imagineering projects in flight

  • Develop proposals to improve the process for early phases of project development

  • Collaborate with other team members of varying backgrounds

  • Contribute to the culture and community of the Studio

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • Strong analytical background with experience in analyzing data and providing recommendations

  • Ability to distill complex information and translate into effective presentation materials

  • Experience working in teams and the ability to develop strong relationships with people of diverse backgrounds

  • Demonstrated mastery of MS PowerPoint (or Keynote) and MS Excel

  • Diligent and effective worker with the ability to go above and beyond to consistently deliver extremely high quality materials on short timeframes

  • Strategic & creative thinker

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience analyzing data and giving presentations in a professional environment

  • Demonstrated experience with Tableau or other analytical software with presentation capability

  • Comfortable with data and/or information design

Required Education :

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Engineering, Finance, Math, Economics, Business

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 :

Materials Required:

College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application

To upload this document:Log into your dashboard at

  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”

  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab

  • Be sure your document is in the required title format: FirstNameLastNameType (i.e. MickeyMouseTranscript)

  • Select document type of “Other”

Internship Eligibility:

  • 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 a college/university within the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • 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 approximate dates of this internship are May 2018 through January 2019. Intern must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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Job ID: 525939BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts