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WDI Project Coordination Intern, Spring 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10063698 Location Celebration, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Sep. 15, 2023

Job Summary:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

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 disciplines that range from creative and conceptual to scientific and technical, Imagineers blend an innovative mixture of storytelling, art, science and technology to create immersive experiences, memorable destinations, and innovative entertainment for families around the globe.

A day in the life…

As a Project Coordination Intern, you will be responsible for coordinating the quality, schedule and scope of Company projects by ensuring streamlined communication, product movement and process flow from concept design through implementation and closeout. The Coordinator must consistently maintain a bottom-up, broad perspective across all disciplines in order to ensure that all aspects of the work are covered and no efforts are duplicated. Intern will work closely with the team responsible for developing and communicating creative concepts and content for Disney Signature Experiences offerings.

The team is responsible for providing concept direction for designing experiences and venues by storyboarding, 3D modeling and/or sketching. This team develops the idea beyond concept by using digital or traditional tools to articulate buildable designs, and by guiding the creative vision through design reviews and construction. You will have the opportunity to….

  • Work with the creative team on the day to day needs of experience design projects

  • Manage a definable scope of work with the guidance of senior team leaders

  • Develop and/or maintain scope lists and deliverable matrixes.

  • Gather design input and distribute community.

  • Monitor meetings and other communications as well as provide updates as necessary in order to ensure property integration and to resolve issues in a timely manner

  • Partner with various disciplines to create physical and digital presentations throughout a projects life cycle

  • Communicate with more senior level producers, project managers, creative directors and discipline leads relative to status updates of schedule progress, design inputs required, and completion of design milestones.

  • Provide concept design support for facilities, area development, and  scenic elements through the use of various mediums including illustration, architecture, drawings, sketches, storyboards, 2D and 3D digital design, graphics and multimedia.

  • Work on multiple projects which may include participation in brainstorming sessions.

  • Work in collaboration with other team members in developing ideas

  • Engage with multiple design disciplines and integrate work flow  with Disney Signature Experiences stakeholders.

What we are looking for…

  • Computer proficiency with word, excel, powerpoint, keynote, photoshop and illustrator.

  • Ability to edit video clips within a presentation if necessary

  • Understanding of creative development process and work flow for complex projects

  • Ability to integrate collaboration within the project team

  • Appreciate for an integrated design and production experience with multidisciplinary teams

  • Knowledge and well-versed in multiple subjects, styles and artistic media.

  • Passion for architecture, master-planned communities, landscape architecture and placemaking.

  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills

  • Accomplished visual storytelling skills

  • Superior Organization and communication skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects at once.

  • A portfolio review is optional for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Superior design and concept visualization skills; 3D modeling and practical experience is preferred

  • Training in Architecture or Interior Design.

  • Currently earning a degree in fine arts, Architecture, Interior design, Urban Design or related field.

  • Experience communicating and curating complex ideas via mood boards, keynotes, or powerpoint.

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or must have graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a BA or BFA in Architecture, Interior design or related design field.

Internship Eligibility

  • 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 provide full work availability 

  • 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​ 

  • Location – This internship is located in Orlando, FL

  • Program length - The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 through June 2024

  • Housing - (Florida ONLY) We provide limited housing opportunities for Florida Based Professional Interns through American Campus Communities, for more information click here 

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

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: 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 Walt Disney Imagineering.

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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