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WDI Visual Effects Design Intern, Summer/Fall 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10044559 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Mar. 13, 2023

Job Summary:

“We Change Lives.” Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

What we’re looking for…

A Visual Effects Design Intern who will design, produce, and install digital video media content for Disney theme parks, resorts and attractions worldwide and who can technically support artists workflows and write tools/plugins.


You will…

  • Create and enhance visual media through use of 2D and 3D toolsets such as Adobe After Effects, Maya, Unreal, Nuke, Houdini

  • Support artist workflows through scripting and tool writing

  • Help to ingest files from various vendors

  • Learn Disney production techniques and workflow from staff level designers & above

  • Assist in the editorial process

  • Provide rendering & quality control of show files using department render facilities

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role…

  • Proficiency in Maya, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite 3 or above.

  • Working knowledge of various software including, Unreal, Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Adobe After Effects, Maya, Illustrator, Premier.

  • Experience with film and video editing, digital compositing, color correction, and digital media formats and compression

  • Design experience in 2D graphics

  • Knowledge of various post production formats in both film and video and post-production process Optional Qualifications

  • Ability to script and write software for new tools (scripting in python).

  • Experience with media servers and projection mapping (e.g. Dataton Watchout)

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Digital Media, Computer Science or related field

The pay rate for this internship in California is $25.50 per hour for undergraduate students and $26.50 per hour for graduate students

Additional Information

  • 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​

  • 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

  • Program length-- The approximate dates of this internship are June/July 2023 through January 2024

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

  • 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, 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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