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DATG R&D Intern, Burbank, CA - Summer 2018

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 525767BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Media Networks Brand Disney ABC Television Group Date posted 02/09/2018
Disney ABC Television’s R&D group is a small and agile technology strategy organization that incubates new technology, executes proof of concepts, transfers new technology to operating groups, and provides strategic recommendations on new technology opportunities. The scope is any technology related to television production, creative development, digital media, newsgathering, distribution, operations and IT. The group was started in summer 2012 and reports to the CTO of Disney ABC Television Group.

The R&D Intern will report to the Director, R&D and contribute to the general goals of the group. During the internship there will be at least one major initiative the graduate intern will be responsible for. The work will be very entrepreneurial; in some cases, the graduate intern will be responsible for vision, strategy, hiring, analysis, execution, project management, reporting, and socialization. Some administrative duties will be part of the internship.


• Manage proof of concepts for new technologies or technological areas
• Hold hands on ‘product owner’ role in contributing to research and prototyping process
• Writing strategy documents or white papers on new technology
• Assist in defining technology innovation processes and values
• Socialize concepts and results across Disney ABC Television Group’s business units
• Interface with other technology groups across the broader Walt Disney Company

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with data visualization and/or production technology development
  • Experience in media technology as an engineer or media production
  • Experience interfacing with senior executives
  • Creativity, desire to learn new things, obsession with innovation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Programming experience in one (or more) of the following areas a big plus: game engine (Unity, etc.), application or web development and/or data science

Required Education

Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Business Analytics or related field.

Preferred Education

Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing an MBA degree or related graduate level degree.

Company Overview

The Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Entertainment Group and ABC News divisions); the Disney Channels Worldwide global kids’ TV business and ABC Family; as well as television distribution divisions Disney ABC Domestic Television and Disney ABC ESPN Television. The Disney ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network, as well the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks.

Additional Information

Program Eligibility

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Unrestricted work authorization
  • Available to work full-time (maximum of 40 hours/week) in Summer 2018 (May-August or June-September).
  • Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation. Position is located in Burbank, CA.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application
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