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Global Public Policy JD/Graduate Internship (CA), Summer 2019

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 618509BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 19, 2019

Job Summary:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture...

The Walt Disney Company is seeking a JD/Graduate-level student for a summer internship in the Global Public Policy Department of its Legal Division. The intern will have an opportunity to work with talented professionals who are leaders in their field, while being exposed to cutting edge legal and policy issues, including Internet policy, human rights, privacy, consumer protection and child safety. This is a great opportunity to work on issues that are likely to have a significant impact on the Company’s business, brands and consumers – as well as society more broadly – and play a role in developing effective strategies to address those issues.


A Day in the Life...

This individual will work with Global Public Policy’s leadership in the following key areas:

Strategic Policy Formulation

Identify emerging public policy issues related to The Walt Disney Company’s mid- and long-term business plans globally, and develop internal and external policy positions, strategies and analyses to influence the external environment and advance Disney’s business priorities.

Proactive Analysis of Emerging Issues

Work with business units and other internal partners on business strategies that impact public policy or require changes in public policy to be successful. Proactively identify opportunities that business strategies and product plans create to advance policy goals as well as emerging social, political, economic and public policy issues and trends that create business opportunities for Disney globally.

Government and Stakeholder Relations

Identify opportunities where Disney can meaningfully advance its policy agenda and recommend concrete strategies to address issues based on positions taken; work with counsel and business leaders to identify relationships that need to be cultivated to implement these strategies effectively.

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role:

-Must submit a copy of your current transcript with the application (directions are below)

-Only open to Graduate-level (JD or Masters) students
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Demonstrated interest in global public policy
-Basic understanding of key global policy issues, such as Internet policy, intellectual property, human rights, privacy, consumer protection, child safety, anti-corruption, the environment, corporate governance, taxation and trade, and related international institutions and players
-Basic understanding of legal, public affairs and government relations considerations in the policy process
-High level familiarity with the workings of NGOs, domestic and foreign governments, international organizations or industry groups
-Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal communication skills
-Demonstrated high level of integrity, thoroughness, flexibility, initiative and teamwork
-Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
-Ability to successfully balance multiple tasks and effectively meet deadlines

-Proof, upon hire, of unrestricted US employment authorization (unrestricted work status is defined as work authorization that has no end date or specific employer restrictions). Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available for this position
-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
-Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
-All candidates must be available during the months of May/June through August/September 2019 (a minimum of 8, up to 12, weeks)
-All candidates must be available to work 40 hours/week M-F 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
-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)

Required Education

Currently enrolled as a first or second-year law student pursuing a J.D. at an ABA-accredited law school OR pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy or closely related field

Additional Information:

Materials Required:

Graduate school transcripts (official or unofficial).

Please upload your current 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: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcript)
-Select document type of “Transcript” from the bottom of the list

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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