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Animal Programs - Guest Animal Experiences Internship - Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 738654BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jan. 21, 2020

Job Summary:

Animal Programs - Conservation Education Associate- Guest Animal Experiences - Fall 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…
As the Conservation Education Associate intern, you will make an impact by supporting premium and youth conservation education programing, while also delivering select content onstage primarily at Disney's Animal Kingdom and occasionally at The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot, and off property within the local community.


75% Teaching Conservation-Based Programs
  • Lead and facilitate conservation education programs comprised of the following audiences:
    • A national audience of adults via special programming and tours
    • Diverse family groups, including families with children, participating in select signature dining experiences throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Groups of students from around the country, grades 2-12, through Youth Education Series (YES) programs
    • Children and their families at three Central Florida Hospitals
    • Children grades K-9 as part of Disney’s Conservation Day Camp (June-August)
  • Create Magical Moments for Guests, deliver formal presentations, and initiate one-on-one interactions to engage Guests with our mission: Lead, Care, Connect and Conserve
  • Conceptualize logistics and teach new programs which may be in development
25% Program Support Behind-the-Scenes
  • Impact strong Guest satisfaction by supporting daily premium tour operation logistics.
  • Act as a thought partner in re-imagining existing operational procedures.
  • Maintain and develop a consistent inventory of supplies.
  • Thrive in a highly flexible environment, requiring strong attention to detail and integrity.
  • Partner across a diverse multi-generational team of part-time and full-time instructors and coordinators.

Basic Qualifications:

What You Bring to the Role:
  • An ability to excel in an extremely flexible, fast paced and team-focused environment dedicated to delivering an excellent Guest experience.
  • A minimum of 6-months experience working with the public in a formal or informal learning setting (i.e. classroom, zoo, aquarium, museum, or science center).
  • Demonstrated public speaking experience.
  • Ability to proactively communicate across leadership levels, including the ability to receive and implement feedback in a timely manner.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated passion for conservation and education in a zoo and aquarium setting.
  • A valid U.S driver’s license.
  • Operating a company vehicle, including a 15 passenger van and mini-bus, may be required for this role.
  • Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions, including rain, heat, cold, humidity, and minimal lighting.
  • MUST have participated in an Animals, Science and Environment Professional Internship or WDW College Program prior to applying.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate verbally and written in two or more languages
  • Strong knowledge of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • At least 21 years of age and has held a US Driver's License for a minimum of five years
  • Willingness, if applicable, to participate in a Disney Department of Transportation Compliance Drivers Record Background Check and Company Driving Tests

Required Education

  • Focused field of study within Education, Zoology, Marine Science, Environmental or Life Sciences, Recreation, or related major
  • Junior, Senior or recent college graduate of Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0

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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