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WDI Animation Production Internship - Orlando, FL - Spring 2018

Apply Now Job ID 495793BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted 10/11/2017

“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 Animation and Production Intern to work within the department that is responsible for the design, fabrication, assembly and installation of highly prototypical and cutting edge show systems that includes but is not limited to; Animated figures, Animated Props, Show Action Equipment, Special Effects, and Show Control cabinets that interface with multiple disciplines. Our Animation and Production cast members use their hands and tools to fabricate and assemble complex prototypical mechanical systems and are required to stay current with industry standards and advancing technology.


You will…

  • Take direction from designers and team leaders in supporting the design and fabrication of prototypical animated robotic figures
  • Provide information for technical publications
  • Assist in the determination of detailed work plans and priorities
  • Select standard parts and catalogue items

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role…
  • Experience with MS Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Basic Carpentry skills
  • Basic understanding of mechanism design and assemblies, and physical mechanics
  • Demonstrated ability to design simple parts and mechanisms
  • Ability to read and interpret fabrication and assembly drawings
  • Basic computer skills and CNC programming in G-code
  • ACAD or another 2D software
  • Ability to read, interpret, and produce wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
  • Ability to wire, terminate and troubleshoot simple assemblies and systems
  • Basic repair skills using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, equipment and software
  • Basic understanding of electronic and electrical design principles
  • Electro-mechanical assembly Skills
  • Ability to clean-up complex fiberglass or silicone tools and parts; fabricate high temp epoxy molds and FRP molds; and execute simple fiberglass lay-up, silicone molds and silicone parts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous internship experience
  • 3 years of relevant industry experience
  • 1 year experience in mechanical fabrication and assembly
  • 1 year military or industrial experience in electrical/electronics production including wiring layout and termination
  • 1 year experience in fiberglass and silicone tool and part fabrication

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or must have graduated from an accredited college/university within the past 6 months, earning a Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical Engineering, or related field experience (working directly with Animation design and fabrication)

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

Materials Required:

College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application

To upload this document:
  • Log into your dashboard at www.disneyinterns.com
  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab
  • Be sure your document is in the required title format: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcript)
  • Select document type of “Other”

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 the past 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 provide full work availability
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
  • Must possess valid driver's license

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2018 through June 2018. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed.
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