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WDI Show Awareness Intern, Summer 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10044820 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Mar. 16, 2023

Job Summary:

“We Change Lives.” Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

What we’re looking for…

An Intern who will work on the WDI Show Quality Standards Show Awareness team, which is responsible for producing and administering a standardized curriculum of educational materials and classes developed to communicate the original design intent, themes, and stories of venues created by Walt Disney Imagineering. The Intern will also be involved in the documentation of show information and maintaining consistency in how the Imagineering story, as well as the stories Imagineering creates, is told both to our operating partners and to outside audiences.


You will…

  • Support the production, completion, and distribution of show documentation, which could include digital photography, digital video filming/editing/post-production, or other documentation as needed

  • Maintain documentation in the Global Show Awareness Resource Library and the setup of all Show Awareness training programs

  • Assist with the development of the WDI standardized templates, processes for story and theme documentation, and educational programs

  • Assist with maintaining a global WDI archive of thematic and story research materials to provide longterm assets that enhance the ability to sustain, enhance, and advance the stories created by Imagineering

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role…

  • Proficiency with Macintosh computer operating systems, Apple devices (e.g. iPod, iPad, etc.), and systems management

  • Proficiency in building and editing presentations (e.g. Keynote); ability to produce presentations that are informative and visually effective at communicating the curriculum

  • Basic computer skills in word processing, presentation programs, and database management (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required)

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software—specifically Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, In Design, and Photoshop—and multiple digital video file formats for documentation and presentation use

  • Highly skilled in video production, which could include digital video filming/editing/post-production, digital photography, audio recording and editing, or other documentation as needed

  • Proficient with 4K digital video cameras and how they function (e.g. Sony 4K video camera recorder PXWZ100, Canon C200)

  • Experience in photography and image management, sizing, cleanup, color correction, composition, etc.

  • Ability to interpret documentation and produce content through the lens of story logic, aesthetic proportion in color and line, with a solid artistic sensibility

  • Experience in performing and accurately summarizing complex research

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time and adapt to changing priorities

  • An awareness of the scope of The Walt Disney Company and Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products; working knowledge of the layouts and locations of Walt Disney World Resort locations (including Parks, Water Parks, Resorts, and Disney Springs.)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Video and audio production and post-production experience

  • Photography experience

  • Graphic design education and experience

  • Working experience in the theatrical or other media-related design/production and field installation

  • Presentation design skills and experience

  • Ability to interpret and communicate concepts and ideas from a variety of mediums, with firsthand background in the design and implementation of designs/projects

  • Experience drafting and editing creative and historical writing; proofreading text for accuracy; transcribing audio material

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Themed Entertainment, Film, Fine Art, Art History, Humanities, Art, Library or Museum Collections Management, or related

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

  • Program length - The approximate dates of this internship are late May/ early June 2023 through late August/early September 2023

  • Housing - We provide limited housing opportunities for Florida Based Professional Interns through American Campus Communities, for more information click here

  • Transportation - Must have reliable transportation to/from work​

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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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