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Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Anaheim, California

Horticulture Intern-Spring 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 1023250BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Sep. 19, 2022

Job Summary:

This posting is to apply for a special opportunity to participate in a Horticulture Internship which will begin on January 8, 2023 and end on June 29, 2023. You must be fully available for the entire period.

Job Description
Disney’s Horticulture team includes a talented Cast of gardeners, arborists, irrigation specialists and pest management technicians who maintain world class landscaped gardens 365 days a year. These award-winning gardens include four parks, fourteen resorts, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney Springs, and WDW Nursery.

Disney’s Horticulture Internship will provide an opportunity to grow your technical skills and knowledge through practical hands-on work experience while working with a diverse Cast. In addition to the work experience, you participate in seminars and activities including learning about installation of large
landscape projects, theming, and Disney business values.

Please note that this role does not work with or interact with The Land Pavilion or team in Epcot.


Role 1: Horticulture Internship H/H – Parks
  • Assist with setting up and breaking down temporary event displays and/or working “behind the scenes” with upkeep and logistics.
  • Assist with working on landscape installation projects.
  • Various tasks to set up and maintain the gardens, bedding plants, shrubs and trees.
  • Will be required to handle cleaning chemicals and supplies.
  • Will need to operate maintenance equipment (with training).

Basic Qualifications:

Required Materials:
  • Résumé (outlining all your required qualifications)
  • Cover letter (help us connect the dots in your application and resume and understand you as an individual)
All Candidates must meet these guidelines:
  • Dependable self-starter - able to work weekends and flexible shift times, including extremely early hours in a variety of climates including extreme heat and cold conditions.
  • Outgoing, self-motivated, organized and flexible.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn quickly and adjust to changing needs of assigned tasks and large projects.
  • Comfortable lifting 25 - 50 pounds, bending and stretching for long periods of time.
  • Valid US driver’s license, and your own transportation to and from work.
  • Your own Brown steel toed shoes or boots
  • High service orientation with ability to deliver defined service standards.
  • Ability to follow directions and maintain performance theming standards.
  • Experience managing, prioritizing and supporting multiple responsibilities efficiently.
Candidates not currently participating on a Disney Program must meet these guidelines:
  • Currently enrolled and taking classes at an accredited US* college, university, or higher education program OR have graduated from an accredited US* college, university, or higher education program within 24 months of the application posting date
  • Must have completed at least one semester at an accredited US* college, university, or higher education program by time of program arrival
  • Meet any individual school requirements (GPA, grade level, etc.), if applicable
  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Former Disney Program participants must wait four (4) months after their last departure before applying
  • Candidates who receive an offer will be required to pay the Program Participation Fee & Housing Fee within days of their program offer date.
*US includes all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and all other US territories.

Candidates currently participating on a Disney Program must meet these guidelines:
  • Have arrived July 2022 or later. Please be aware that you cannot participate in consecutive programs totaling more than one calendar year, including any combination of Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internships.
  • A $240 non-refundable extension Program Participation Fee will be collected upon accepting your extension offer. In addition, if you have a registered vehicle here, you will pay a $25 parking decal renewal fee for your extension. If you would like to purchase a new decal for your extension, you will need to pay an $85 vehicle decal fee. You will receive additional communication about when you can purchase a decal via email. Please know that parking decals are very limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. You MUST have a vehicle pre-registered in DORMS to purchase a parking decal. Please note that if you have already fully accepted an extension in your original role and location, you will not be required to pay another Program Participation Fee.
  • No more than FOUR (4) attendance points within the last six (6) months (not including early shift releases or authorized days off); No more than ONE (1) reprimand within the last six (6) months

Preferred Qualifications:

Skills & Qualifications to Make You Stand Out
  • Skills with tasks such as planting containers, watering and pruning plants.
  • Experience setting up and breaking down temporary event displays and/or working “behind the scenes” with logistics.
  • Experience with landscape equipment and on installation projects.
  • Familiar with Florida - Zone 9A and 9B plant materials.

Preferred Education

Junior, Senior, or Graduate level student focusing studies within a related landscape or horticulture field; or a recent graduate (within 6 months of graduation at the time of application) with a degree in a landscape or horticulture related field.

Additional Information!:

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Please note: This application is only for the Horticulture Internship opportunity. There will be separate applications for other opportunities.


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 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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