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Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Anaheim, California

Plant Science Internship - Summer/Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 1171060BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jan. 18, 2024

Job Summary:



“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!


The Agricultural Sciences team, part of Disney's Animals, Science & Environment, offers positions designed to provide you with hands-on work experience in the unique growing areas that are part of Living with The Land, an agricultural attraction at Epcot®. This position in Agricultural Sciences requires a professional background in plant sciences including horticulture sciences, plant biology, nutrition, entomology, and plant tissue culture.

This posting is to apply to work as a Plant Science Intern within the greenhouses at The Land Pavilion in Epcot.

Note: For the posting for the Horticulture Internship, working outside on maintaining landscaping and gardens at our various parks and resorts, click here.

The rate of pay is $18.15 per hour. This internship begins on June 10, 2024 for new Cast Members and June 16, 2024 for current College Program Cast Members. It will end on January 16, 2025. You must be fully available for the entire period.

Please note that it is required that you upload a resume/CV and a cover letter for this application. We recommend that you include current and past Disney Programs experience in your resume/CV.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high-quality greenhouse show of over 150 hydroponically-grown food crops from all over the globe.
  • Promote the message of sustainable agriculture for Disney Guests through participating in area operations such as insect rearing, biotechnology, hydroponic growing systems and crop research.
  • Participate in trainings, classes and meetings to contribute to the innovation and success of the Living with the Land greenhouse operation and to further individual expertise in the field of agriculture.
  • Propagate, transplant, irrigate, prune and harvest a wide variety of plants.
  • Provide show-quality maintenance and general cleanup: washing, raking, and sweeping greenhouse areas.

Basic Qualifications:

All Candidates must meet these guidelines:
  • Interest in working with food crops in greenhouses
  • A valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Heavy lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Can operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting
  • Can work in hot, humid greenhouses
  • Be fully available through your offered departure date.
  • Must adhere to all Disney Look guidelines.

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 January 16, 2024 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 $90 parking decal renewal fee for your extension. If you would like to purchase a new decal for your extension, you will need to pay a $180 vehicle decal fee. You will receive additional communication about when you can purchase a decal via email. Please know that parking decals are limited and available on a first come, first served 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

Required Education

Applicable background or degree in Plant Science, Horticulture, Food Crops, Biology, or related major

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Science or related field
  • Associate’s Degree or higher
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0

Additional Information:

Please note: This application is only for the Plant Sciences 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: 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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