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Executive Communications Internship - Fall 2018

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 515618BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 02/09/2018

Ever wonder how communications strategy is devised for the senior leaders at one of America’s most iconic businesses? How the communications team supporting Walt Disney World executives thinks about engaging audiences ranging from its own cast members to various stakeholder groups that can have an influence on the company. Working alongside Walt Disney World Executive Communications professionals, you’ll get the chance to put classroom theory into real-world application as you contribute to a team always looking to raise the bar on communications strategy. Walt Disney World Executive Communications is a premier corporate communication department. We provide communications support to the president of Walt Disney World Resort and numerous senior leaders based in Central Florida.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a writing sample. Instructions are listed below under the Additional Information section. Please submit this at the time of application.

Responsibilities

A Day in the Life…
  • Various forms of written communication, such as remarks, correspondence and the occasional formal speech
  • Maintaining and updating information related to executive speeches, appearances and other forms of communication
  • Researching, creating and maintaining presentation visuals—in both Keynote and PowerPoint—to accompany executive speeches
  • Partnering with content and service partners across the organization to assist with the successful planning and execution of events
  • Participation in brainstorming and planning meetings with teammates and key business partners
  • Organization and development of tools and processes that enhance the team’s ability to create value for senior leadership

Basic Qualifications

You Bring…
  • Competency, confidence and the demeanor and poise to work 1:1 with the most senior leaders at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Proven ability to develop effective communication products with minimal editing
  • Proficiency with Associated Press writing style
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proven self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information
  • Experience on both Mac and Windows operating systems, with high expertise in Mac

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated storytelling experience
  • Understanding of business strategy
  • Experience with Keynote presentation software
  • Previous experience as a Disney Cast Member

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a senior or higher (or recent graduate with) a degree majoring in Communication, Journalism, English, Creative Writing, Marketing, Public Relations or a related major

Company Overview

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 an accredited 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 2018 through January 2019. 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.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.

Additional Information

Additional Information
Executive Communications Internship​ requires a writing and correspondence sample in order for you to be considered for this role.

Your writing sample topic will be on the subject of the Avengers Academy. This link will take you to the press release which should help to get you started:

http://dclnews.com/2013/11/25/children-unleash-their-inner-super-hero-become-iron-man-and-meet-captain-america-aboard-the-disney-magic/

Your writing sample must consist of:
• One blog post (approximately 300-350 words)
• Two Facebook posts
• Three Tweets

Your correspondence sample will be based on the following fictitious scenario:
Draft a one-page note from Carol Kudos, vice president of Walt Disney World Guest Satisfaction, responding to Ms. Gwyneth Guest, who wrote to thank Disney cast members for the marvelous manner in which they helped celebrate her son’s 17th birthday.

To upload your writing and correspondence sample:
• Log into your dashboard at disneyinterns.com
• Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
• Click on the “Attachments” Tab
• Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstName_LastName_ExecWritingSample
• Select a document type of "Other"

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