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WDI Architecture Internship - Glendale, CA - Spring 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 701933BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Sep. 10, 2019

Job Summary:

What we’re looking for…

An Architecture Intern who will work within the department that touches all aspects of our theme parks and resorts from concept to delivery of the built environments enjoyed by our guests.


You will…
  • Provide support to the project team for design and implementation of assigned projects and design intent
  • Prepare Facility/Attraction base information documentation (e.g. existing condition descriptions)
  • Provide design documentation in the form of graphic illustration, imagery boards, color renderings, and research and documentation on assigned projects
  • Perform various basic technical tasks and documentation, including base sheets, construction details, plans/sections/elevations, design drafting, 3D visualization, and general project coordination
  • Develop varied architectural project work at all stages of assigned projects from concept, feasibility or schematic design through the preparation of construction documentation in accordance with established departmental and divisional quality standards
  • Ensure that the design intent is achieved by successfully integrating facility design with allied disciplines and components of the development such as: infrastructure, area development, grading/drainage, lighting, graphics, structural and MEP engineering, etc.
  • Prepare specific deliverables including, but not limited to: base sheets, hardscape, planting designs, visual intrusion studies, material schedules, etc.; ensure adherence to department/divisional Standards of Practice
  • Be responsible for coordinating and communicating Architectural design issues within the project team; support implementation of project goals/objectives through problem-solving and development of design solutions
  • Monitor budget hours for assigned tasks
  • Support the facility construction cost estimating process through collection of data for review

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…
  • Working knowledge and experience in the use of building materials and products for thematic applications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in CADD (Revit and/or AutoCad) and digital illustration tools such as Maya, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, and SketchUp
  • Skills in 3D software tools
  • Knowledge of architecture design and construction techniques
  • Knowledge of related areas, including land planning, civil engineering, area development, lighting, graphic design, etc.
  • Must possess valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in architecture/design practice
  • Membership in one or more professional organizations such as American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specifications Institute, or U.S. Green Building Council, is desirable

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months in an accredited college/university, earning a BA/BArch degree

Preferred Education

  • Currently earning an advanced degree in Architecture, Landscape or Urban Planning

Additional Information:

Materials Required:

A portfolio review is required for this position. For full consideration, please include a link to your portfolio on your résumé. Applicants without a portfolio link on their résumé, will not be considered to have a completed application packet and may not be fully considered for the position.

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 the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are early January 2020 through June 2020. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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: 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment 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, 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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