UK Intern Spotlight: Hear from Previous Interns on their Growth with the Company
Are you interested in beginning a Disney Internship? With our UK team, you’ll work side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study to build upon your skills while contributing to a legendary brand known for creating world-class experiences on a global scale.
To learn more about the intern experience, we’ve met with Sanjana and Elle, who previously completed their own Disney Internships and are now working full-time with the company!
Acting Senior Finance Analyst (SFA), previous Disney Intern from 2017 to 2018
How would you describe the company culture for a Disney Intern?
Disney is such a friendly, welcoming and diverse place to work! It is a very inclusive culture, allowing interns to gel with each team. There is also a great social aspect to the workforce, especially amongst the interns, which is great for those new to London.
Why did you apply for an internship with Disney? What makes Disney different as an employer?
I was obsessed with Disney entertainment and parks while growing up, so when I realized the company offers internships, I immediately snatched up the opportunity! There are so many work perks at Disney, and the company also has a large pool of interns, making the office lively.
How does Disney help set you up for success?
As an intern, and in my current role as SFA, I have always been given opportunities to grow as an individual, whether it involves creating and sharing new dashboards with the business, presenting to seniors, or liaising with other teams. These tasks allowed me to expand both my technical skills as well as communication skills.
How has the company helped you grow and develop in your career?
The company partnered with an external agency to provide interns with interview practice for specific roles of interest. We were then given written feedback after the practice job interviews, which I found useful!
Organisation and Talent Solutions Coordinator, previous Disney Intern from 2018 to 2019
Briefly tell us about your role at Disney. How has the company helped you grow and develop in your career?
I was previously an intern on the Learning and Development (L&D) team for EMEA. Throughout my internship, the company supported me by developing not only my L&D knowledge but also a broader understanding of Human Resources and Talent Management.
In 2021, I returned to Disney on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) team. Each role has further developed my skills and abilities, providing continuous growth.
What was your experience like while transitioning from an intern into your current role?
Having the foundations from my internship helped considerably with the transition into my returning role, as having the knowledge of the company and its culture made it an easier career move.
What has been your proudest moment or greatest achievement in your Disney career?
My proudest achievement at Disney was being part of the project team who launched the critical DE&I inclusion training across EMEA covering our extensive population and within multiple languages.
Do you have any advice for current interns who are hoping to continue in a career with Disney after their internship ends?
Networking is key! Explore your interests and be genuinely curious to learn, if there is a role or team you want to learn more about, then make this known.
Do you envision a future as a Disney Intern? If you do, head over to http://di.sn/60033mqtF to learn more and explore current offerings.