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ABC Entertainment Comedy and Drama Development Intern, Spring 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10024917 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Sep. 28, 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:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “Queens,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years,” ABC’s strongest comedy debut in two years; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” “The Chase,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Holey Moley” and “To Tell the Truth”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

The ABC Entertainment Comedy and Drama Development team oversees all primetime scripted comedy series development.

A Day in the Life…

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Assistants with production grids, project tracking, calendar invites, checking and tracking calls/voicemails, Zoom setups and general daily administrative tasks.

  • Supporting the Coordinator in various administrative tasks and project tracking.

  • Reading scripts, writing coverage and engaging in/consuming and tracking various forms of media that could be of interest to the development team, including but not limited to podcasts, television series, movies, novels, comic books, web series, social media personalities, etc.

  • Distribution of various documents and media internally.

What we are looking for…

  • Proven skills utilizing Google Suite and MS Office Suite, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Strong interest in Television and the Entertainment Industry.

  • Previous internship experience within a related field.

  • An interest in scripted television and hunger to learn about network television.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Responsible, dependable, and organized with excellent communication/writing skills.

  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize assignments by deadline.

(Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience in covering phone lines for executives and/or senior leadership.

  • Knowledge of current series on ABC and other networks.

Preferred Education:

  • Senior or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date preferred. 

Additional Details:

  • 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 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​

  • This internship is a hybrid position -- Must be able to provide own housing and reliable transportation for work in the Burbank, CA area. Also requires a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated workspace.​

  • Program length -- The approximate dates of this internship are January 2023 through June 2023

  • Work details -- Must be able to work full time hours (approximately 40 per week) Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm PT for the duration of the internship

  • Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session​

  • Housing -- Must provide own housing for the duration internship program​ in the Burbank, CA area

  • Transportation -- Must have reliable transportation to/from work​

About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 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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