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Animal Programs-Conservation Education Operations Internship-Spring 20

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 683122BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Aug. 21, 2019

Job Summary:

Conservation Education Operations Internship – Spring 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…
Make an impact in the field of Conservation Education by learning to support a frontline education team at either Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, work side-by-side with our Education Coordinators to create meaningful Guest experiences focused on conservation and culture.


  • Mentor a team of Education Presenter interns and International Cultural Representatives.
  • Support onstage operations through active communication, problem-solving and a working knowledge of interpretive techniques.
  • Drive results by coordinating and executing a variety of projects aimed to sustain and enhance the existing Guest experience.
  • Interact with Guests through Magical Moments, formal presentations and one-on-one interactions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for wildlife conservation and conservation education
  • Previous experience working with the public in a formal or informal learning setting (i.e. zoo, aquarium, museum, science center or classroom)
  • 3 Months formal or informal leadership experience
  • Strong experience utilizing written and verbal communication skills
  • MUST have participated in an Animals, Science and Environment Professional Internship or WDW College Program prior to applying.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting.
  • Proven problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a multi-cultural team or in an international setting
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Formal Facilitation experience
  • Participation in this role could result in driving a 15 passenger van or mini-bus, and include training and testing around this procedure. This would require you to be at least 21 years of age and hold a US driver's license for a minimum of 5 years. This is not required to apply for the role, and will be discussed more during the interview.

Required Education

  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate, or Masters Level Students
  • Life or Environmental Sciences, Biology, Zoology, Education, Recreation, Communications or related major
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0

Additional Information:


  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • College transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Cover Letter: In your cover letter, please describe your passion for Animal Conservation and Culture, along with your interest in this role, and how you feel this role will benefit your future career.

To upload these documents WITHIN 2 DAYS OF APPLICATION

  • 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

If you experience any difficulty with uploading documents, please e-mail

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 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 January 2020 - June 2020. 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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