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Disneyland Resort Public Relations Intern, Spring 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10060762 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Sep. 15, 2023

Job Summary:

Segment Description: 

At Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP), we bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans to create magical memories that last a lifetime. Our talented team of Cast Members deliver unparalleled levels of service, entertainment, and imagination, bringing a range of authentic and immersive stories to life.

Be a part of an innovative team and culture… 

As a Disney Intern on the Public Relations Team, you will get to share exciting Disney news with journalists around the world. In this one-of-a-kind role, you will get immersed in all facets of PR – from media relations, content creation and events, to the business behind the magic – things like strategy, integrated communications and, of course, showcasing success. Expect more than your usual internship - This is world-class stuff, and a learning experience like no other!

A Day in the Life… 

As a Public Relations Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Support PR efforts that create awareness of new and existing developments at the Disneyland Resort with the goal of driving visitation
  • Tap into your storytelling ability to help create engaging, timely and accurate media assets and content (blog stories, pitches, press releases, photo captions, and video)

Other Duties include…

  • Assist local, national, and international media with product/event awareness to help drive business.
  • Write blogs posts, news releases, and event recaps and proactively identify story ideas and media opportunities.
  • Interface with different lines of businesses – such as park and resort operations, food & beverage, and merchandise – and with other communication teams like Public Affairs, Marketing Strategy, and social media
  • Assist in maintaining the Disneyland Resort news site,
  • Support a wide variety of media visits, familiarization tours, press events, plus video/photo shoots.

What we are looking for… 

(Basic Qualifications) 

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with both Associated Press and SEO writing styles
  • Previous internship/experience working in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications
  • Experience reporting/writing/editing with a student and/or professional news outlet or PR agency (broadcast or print-digital) and/or writing press materials.
  • Ability to engage with diverse media; provide assets (photos/videos), pitch stories and host media at special events.
  • Experience in creating content for digital/social media.
  • Flexibility to work various hours, including early mornings and evenings.
  • Computer proficiency within a Windows or MAC environment (both preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and Keynote or other presentation software
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and sharp attention to detail 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently with a flexible and adaptable mindset.
  • Strong working knowledge of Disney property and products (with emphasis on Disneyland Resort)

(Preferred Qualifications) 

  • Proficiency speaking and writing in Spanish.
  • Familiarity with Cision (or other media-tracking systems) and Smartsheet
  • Experience in graphic design, Canva and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with content management systems (i.e., WordPress)
  • Familiarity with the creative process for photography and video
  • Experience tracking media coverage and creating summary reports.

Required Education: 

  • 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 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Internship
  • You will be an undergraduate or a recent graduate (within 6 months of your graduation date) pursuing a degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Media Relations or a related major.

Preferred Materials:

  • Recommended 1-page writing sample or portfolio link on resume


The pay rate for this internship in California is $21.70 per hour.

Additional Information:

  • 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 be compliant with The Disney Look appearance guidelines
  • This internship is a hybrid position - Must be able to provide a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated workspace.
  • Program length - The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 until June 2024
  • Work details - Must be able to work FULL TIME hours (approximately 40 per week) for the duration of the internship.
  • Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
  • Transportation - Must have reliable transportation to/from work.
  • Housing - Must provide own housing for the duration internship program.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description: Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone or Zoom 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.

The pay rate for this role in California is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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