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WDW Operations Research Engineering Intern, Summer/Fall 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10059537 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Dec. 06, 2023

Job Summary:

WDW Operations Research Engineering Intern, Summer/Fall 2024

Job Summary

Are you looking for a high impact position that will leverage your data science, analytical, business and technical skills? Do you enjoy building models that expand the understanding of business performance, predict future possibilities, and prescribe change? If you excel at delivering and communicating robust data analysis and want to influence the future of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP), then this position is for you.

DPEP Experience Engineering & Enablement is seeking an Operations Research Engineering Intern to join our Advanced Analytics team. This team supports our Industrial Engineering and Park Operations teams by building tools and models to enhance our Guest and Cast experience and optimize our business.


  • Apply operations research techniques (e.g. statistics, simulation, forecasting, optimization) to solve complex business problems.

  • Ensure appropriate methodology, measurements, tools and quantitative techniques are applied in projects

  • Perform data collection, data cleaning, data validation, and reporting tasks for business analytics systems

  • Lead and participate in team efforts and work on projects which require interfacing with various levels of cast and management

Basic Qualifications

These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position:

  • Prior related work experience, including co-op/intern programs with a focus on problem-solving

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills

  • Aptitude and willingness to learn new science, software applications, and tools

  • Proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in predictive analytics using SAS, Python or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with SQL or Tableau

Required Education

These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position:

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year or graduate program in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics, Industrial Engineering or other related program

Preferred Education

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 

Company Overview

  • The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a 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 the past six (6) months 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must provide full work availability for the duration of the term

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. ​

  • Must have valid US driver's license

  • Must provide own transportation to/from work location

Location of position: Orlando

  • Positions will be located in Orlando, FL (Walt Disney World). This is subject to change pending company COVID guidelines and protocols. 

  • It is the intern’s responsibility to make housing and transportation arrangements for the duration of the internship.

Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May - December 2024.  Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

We provide housing opportunities for Florida Based Professional Interns through American Campus Communities, for more information click here.

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: 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 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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