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Animal Programs - Chemistry Internship - Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 738484BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jan. 21, 2020

Job Summary:

Chemistry Internship – Fall 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® and Epcot® Theme Parks

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…

Gain valuable work experience with water chemistry both in the lab and field, and become a vital part of the Chemistry Professional Intern Team that maintains the water quality of the animal habitats of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, The Seas with Nemo & Friends® Pavilion at Epcot® and various satellite locations within the Walt Disney World® Resort.

In this role, make it your personal goal to see that our parks’ water is safe, clean and beautiful for our Guests, Cast Members and animals.


  • Analyze salt and fresh water aquatic animal systems and marine mammal holding areas with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation including Dissolved Oxygen, ORP & pH Sensors, Spectrophotometers, TOC Analyzer, Ion Chromatograph and more!
  • Explore both guest areas and behind the scenes to sample reptile, terrestrial mammal and avian aquatic habitats weekly.
  • Support cutting edge applied research projects in the field of fisheries health management, aquatic ecology or water treatment technology development.
  • Partner with Management in the care and upkeep of the instrumental and water chemistry laboratories at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends® Pavilion chemistry labs so that they are safe, efficient and guest- tour-ready at all times.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An ability to lift and carry a 50-pound load daily.
  • Three months of independent chemistry research or paid laboratory experience.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license and personal mode of transportation to travel to and from the workplace and to behind-the-scenes work locations.
  • Proven experience with analytical chemistry techniques, including method development and troubleshooting of instrumentation.
  • The ability to operate a company vehicle. Candidate must be comfortable, willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the cycling and maintenance of saltwater aquariums.

Required Education

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Minimum of Junior, Senior or recent college graduate standing
  • A chemistry major, or a solid foundation in applied chemistry fields.
  • Completed coursework in organic chemistry and analytical chemistry with applied laboratory instrumentation experience that includes spectrophotometric and ion chromatographic methods.

Preferred Education

  • Senior or recent graduate with one or more chemistry-related publications.

Additional Information:

Required Materials
  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • College transcripts (official or unofficial)

To upload these documents:
  • Log into your Dashboard
  • Click the second tab "Attachments"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of the position for which you would like to attach the transcript/cover letter/resume/etc
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what you want to add, select "Transcript"/or type of document you are attaching
  • Be sure your document is titled appropriately with your name and type of document in this format: First Name_Last Name_Transcript

Internship Eligibility:
  • At the time of application, 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 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/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 June 2020 - January 2021. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 World Resort.

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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