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Disney College Program

Disney College Program

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Anaheim, California

Disney College Program

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 1170281BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Mar. 18, 2024

Job Summary:

Our Program: Discover the Magic Within

Looking for ways to expand your resume while building a network of connections and friendships to last a lifetime? Experience a one-of-a-kind internship at Walt Disney World® Resort!

This unique internship has a starting rate of $16 per hour and spans 4 to 8 months (with opportunities to extend up to one year), allowing you the chance to experience, study and create the Disney magic. It’s also the time to take advantage of networking with Disney leaders and exploring opportunities available after your program through extension opportunities, additional internships, full-time roles and more.


From a well-planned apartment community to uniquely Disney events and activities, life on the Disney College Program has a little extra magic. Upon accepting an offer, you’ll have the opportunity to live at Flamingo Crossings Village, which is owned and managed by American Campus Communities. This community features fully furnished apartments and includes additional amenities like a 12,500 sq. ft. fitness center, quiet spaces to study, resort-style pools, and bus transportation to and from our parks and resorts. Plus, you’ll be living with and making friends from all around the world.


Ready to go behind the magic with instructor-led offerings or looking for academic support to continue reaching your goals? On the Disney College Program, we have crafted our program-exclusive learning opportunities to give interns the ultimate addition to their academic and professional careers. The internship program is even recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education.


With more than 20 front-line roles offered across our theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and resorts, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience working in the operation while creating magic for our guests. During your Disney College Program, building transferable skills like problem-solving, collaboration, and effective communication will help you prepare for your future, whether at Disney or beyond.

Benefits and Perks

  • Get paid on a weekly basis
  • Receive complimentary theme park admission
  • Have access to cast-exclusive discounts
  • Access free transportation to work locations and nearby shopping or dining
  • Live in an innovative apartment community

Basic Qualifications:

Eligibility Requirements & Program Information

  • At least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Currently enrolled and taking classes OR have graduated from an accredited United States* college, university, or higher education program within 24 months of the application posting date
  • Possess unrestricted work authorization within the United States*
  • Be open to a starting pay of $16 per hour
  • Be fully available to work Sunday through Saturday, including days and nights, holidays, weekends and overtime
  • Be receptive to Disney Look appearance guidelines
Prior to applying, please review the detailed eligibility requirements found here.
*United States includes all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories.

Arrival Dates

We are recruiting for program arrival dates between May 2024 and September 2024. Departure dates will begin no earlier than January 2025. Individual program lengths will vary. For a full list of potential dates for this program, click here. All dates are subject to change and availability. If selected to participate, you will select your arrival and departure dates as part of the acceptance process.

Additional Information:

What's Next?

  • Select candidates will be invited to a 30-minute phone interview with a recruiter.
  • Candidates who receive an offer will be required to pay a non-refundable Program Participation Fee within 7 days of their program offer date.
  • A non-refundable Housing Fee is then due 6-weeks prior to your arrival date for interns using onsite housing at Flamingo Crossings Village.
  • You will have awareness of your role approximately 4-weeks prior to your arrival date when you are invited to complete company onboarding documents. About a week prior to your program arrival date, you will receive confirmation for your role placement. Keep in mind, role placement is always subject to change at any time based on business need.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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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