Disney Professional Internships

Welcome summer 2021 Disney Professional Interns!

June 16, 2021

A Disney Professional Internship looks a bit different this year: working from home means virtual meetings, no morning commute, and probably wearing sweatpants. Nonetheless, a Disney Professional Internship is still an amazing opportunity for many students to begin their careers at a company they already have a passion for. Recently, we welcomed over 400 new…

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How to have the best virtual internship

April 27, 2021

You could say things look a bit different in the “office” now. Many of us have transitioned to working from home and spending most of our time in a virtual environment. You might have a few questions about what this means for an internship with Disney, wondering, “how will this affect my position?” and “how…

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6 tips for the first week of your Professional Internship

April 26, 2021

Whether this is your first internship or 100th, starting a new position can be very overwhelming. I can remember a few years ago when I first started my Professional Internship with Disney, I always wished there was a guide on how to set myself up for success during my first week. In order to help…

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Dressing for the weather on your Disney program

March 11, 2020

Vincente, a Cultural Representative from Mexico, understands the value of wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes. There’s a saying that the weather in March “comes in like a lion” but “goes out like a lamb.” That’s a good generalization of weather in the northern hemisphere. But what does that mean for Disney programs participants in…

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Professional intern spotlight: Sahar, Show Programming Animation at Walt Disney Imagineering

February 28, 2020

Ever wonder how your favorite Disney characters come to life in beloved Disney Parks attractions across the globe? Professional intern Sahar helped the Walt Disney Imagineering team create animatronic magic during her Show Programming Animation internship, then turned that experience into a full-time role as an Associate Technical Animator! Sahar began her journey at Walt…

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Professional Intern spotlight: Ashley, guest engagement and digital content development

January 30, 2020

For former Disney Professional Intern Ashley, every day of her program with Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team was a menagerie of fun!    Ashley had always been passionate about animals and conservation. After working in entertainment on the Disney College Program, she was determined to pursue a career with the company. Before doing so, she earned…

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Professional Intern spotlight: Nick, conservation education presenter

November 5, 2019

“A wilderness explorer is a friend to all, be it plants or fish or tiny mole.”  Nick, a conservation education presenter professional intern at Walt Disney WorldⓇ Resort, takes the wilderness explorer pledge from Pixar’s ‘Up’ to heart. Every day, he teaches guests of all ages about the animals and ecosystems at Disney’s Animal Kingdom…

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Professional Intern spotlight: Ellie and Mana, art and design

October 24, 2019

For art and design intern Ellie, meeting Mickey Mouse at Epcot Character Spot was an unforgettably magical moment – not only because he’s the mouse who started it all, but because Ellie herself created his photo backdrop!    It is the accomplishment Ellie is most proud of on her internship so far. “I never expected that…

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Professional Intern spotlight: Paola, ABC casting services

October 14, 2019

For Disney professional intern Paola, it all started with Olivia Pope.  Watching the Shonda Rhimes series Scandal as a young adult, Paola found herself drawn to the ABC network, both by innovative storytelling and boundary-pushing company values. “More importantly than anything else,” she says, “I love how inclusive their casting is. That’s what really led…

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Learning from the legacy: Madeleine’s computer graphics internship at Industrial Light and Magic

October 4, 2019

The unification of art and technology is in the DNA of Industrial Light And Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm. So, when Madeleine started her internship at ILM, she immediately felt like part of the family. As a freshman at Stanford University, Madeleine took her first computer science class and—to her surprise—enjoyed it, yet she felt…

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