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WDI Franchise and Partnership Development Intern, Summer/Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10079341 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Feb. 02, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Program

Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Working across a spectrum of teams that range from creative and conceptual to scientific and technical, we blend an innovative mixture of storytelling, art, science and technology to create immersive experiences, memorable destinations, and innovative entertainment for families around the globe!

Serving as a central point of contact between The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Imagineering, the WDI Franchise & Partnership team is seeking an intern to support the day-to-day functions of shepherding partner and content integration in our parks and resorts throughout the world.

In this role, the intern will primarily be responsible for providing project management support. In addition, the intern will manage select projects and partner requests. This role will work with multiple partners across park sites, Walt Disney Imagineering, Studios, Corporate Franchise/Brand and the Corporate Alliances team.

What You Will Do

Project management:

  • Track status of all projects on a weekly basis; collaborate with partners to gather updates

  • Update and distribute tracking assets to provide insight into alliance partner activity across the organization

  • Update content planning documents to provide visibility into short and long-term The Walt Disney Company content priorities

  • Follow-up with partners to keep all next steps and deliverables moving forward in a timely manner

Support partner requests:

  • Coordinate with various park contacts and project teams on new and in-process requests

  • Coordinate tightly with Executive to determine appropriate partner input required at every step

Meeting Coordination:

  • Build and distribute agendas for regular update meetings

  • Collect notes and action items from all update meetings and distribute to attendees; follow-up with partners re outstanding action items as appropriate

  • Coordinate brainstorms and working sessions as needed

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Positive attitude and an excellent collaborator

  • Detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to focus under deadline pressure

  • Creative problem solver

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to specific audiences

  • Design eye for Keynote presentations and information design

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Keen understanding of the Disney brand and organization preferred; ability to work across Corporate and business segments

  • Experience in collaborative environments

  • Proficient in Keynote, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, AirTable

  • Highly proficient in desk research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in graduate school or an MBA graduate within the past 6 months


  • Currently enrolled as a Senior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a degree in Business or related field of study

Eligibility Requirements & Program Information

  • Be at least 18 years of age​

  • Possess unrestricted work authorization​

  • Have not completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or Disney College Program

Additional Information

Candidates for this opportunity MUST meet all of the below requirements:

  • Be compliant with The Disney Look appearance guidelines​

  • Able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the internship

  • The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2024 through January 2025​

  • Fully available for the duration of the internship, 40 hours each week

  • Able to provide own housing for the duration internship program​ in the Glendale, CA area

  • Able to provide/have reliable transportation to/from work​

The pay rate for this role in California is $26.50 per hour for undergraduate students and $27.50 per hour for graduate level students. 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 Consumer Products Games & Publishing:

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 Consumer Products Games & Publishing.

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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