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Video Design Internship, Disney Live Entertainment, Spring 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10023763 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Sep. 16, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company is a global leader in world-class family entertainment and innovative technology, delivering unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world. Disney Live Entertainment is a dynamic entertainment environment, making Dreams Come True for millions of guests. The Video Design Team is responsible for the development of video systems that help to tell the stories of our live show offerings including parades, stage shows and special events on and off the Disney property, and on-board the Disney Cruise Line.

We are looking for an experienced individual with an innovative mind-set and a passion for Disney quality and Magical creativity. We are seeking a motivated individual who will ensure that the Disney standards are reflected consistently in all design & technical materials.

Make an impact by…

  • Supporting the Video Designers with technical design in the areas of media playback, routing, programming, projection mapping, and displays technology.

  • Creating design drawings: Plans, Line, Layouts, 3D pre-visualization, Occlusion Assessment, BTU/Power/Weight load estimates, etc.

  • Partnering with cross-functional teams including designers, safety teams, production teams and facility teams.

  • Assisting with prioritization, organization and problem-solving during installation, focus and cueing through delivery of a variety of projects.

  • Attending and contributing at Disney Live Entertainment seminars and meetings.

What you bring to this role…

  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of video technology and equipment.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to learn new software applications as appropriate.

  • Familiarity with the Entertainment industry and a creative background.

  • Demonstrated understanding of current technology and industry standards for all aspects of Video Design (theatrical, industrial, concert, cinematic, etc.) as applied to live show and facility infrastructure systems. 

Required Education:

  • Junior, senior, or recent graduate pursuing a degree in Theater (technical) or related field of Video/Broadcast Engineering, or Theater Arts and its associated skills, with focus on live show entertainment.

Preferred Education:

  • Earning or completing MFA in a technical design-related field.

Internship Eligibility:

  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated from college within the past six months OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship.

  • 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 provide full work availability.

  • Must provide own transportation to and 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 January 2023 through June 2023.  Candidates must be fully available to work full time any time including days, nights, weekends, and holidays for the duration of the internship.


A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first come, first-serve basis for Florida Based Professional Interns through American Campus Communities.

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 Disney Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions 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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