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Art Design Internship DLR, Disney Live Entertainment, Spring 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10024242 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Sep. 20, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Disney Live Entertainment is a dynamic entertainment environment, offering nothing less than the perfect show for millions of guests worldwide. The Show Development & Production Design departments are responsible for the development of scenic designs/concept art and renderings/scenic treatments/logos/graphics for live shows including parades, stage shows and special events on and off the Disney property and on-board the Disney Cruise Line. At Disney, you will help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

We are looking for an experienced individual with an innovative mind-set and a passion for Disney quality and magical creativity. We are seeking a motivated individual who will ensure that the Disney standards are reflected consistently in all creative materials.

Make an impact by…

  • Demonstrating knowledge of basic design, including but not limited to theatre/themed entertainment/production design as well as computer graphics, digital painting, and hand illustration.

  • Contributing with design research.

  • Collaborating as part of a team on at least one project from blue sky to completion.

  • Participating in appropriate Creative Entertainment seminars and meetings.

What you bring to this role…

  • Proficient knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Computer proficiency within a Windows environment such as Excel, MS PowerPoint.

  • Experience with 3D modeling architectural software that allows for accurate measurements, such as SketchUp/Rhino/AutoCAD/ Vectorwork.

  • Your creative background.

  • Knowledge of the Entertainment industry.

  • Gaining trust through motivation and communication.

  • Managing conflicting priorities.

Preferred Education:

  • Junior, Senior or Graduate level student pursuing a degree in scenic design, graphic design, themed entertainment design, illustration, architecture, or related field.

Materials Required: 

  • Portfolio (must submit a pdf file of your best 10 pieces of artwork, best pieces first, as well as a URL link on resume; no other submission formats considered) 

Internship Eligibility:

  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter 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.

  • 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 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.

  • This internship is located in Anaheim, CA. Candidates must be receptive to providing their own transportation and housing for the duration of the internship.

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2023 through June 2023.  Candidates must be fully available to work full time any time including days, nights, weekends, and holidays for the duration of the internship.


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. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed.

About Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening day.

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 Disney Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions 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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