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At Company, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team as a Professional Intern in any of our segments that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
Provide overall support for a variety of WDI Communication and discipline-specific projects which support overall WDI and WDPR Public Affairs goals and objectives
Support special projects as defined by the Director of WDI Communications
Assist in the preparation of special projects and presentations, materials, etc.
Support a variety of executive communications requests.
Work with requesting organizations to determine details and logistics of events.
Assist executive engagement manager on special projects
Keep Imagineer Bios and headshots up to date
Coordinate with administrative team for overall department and organization (ensure processes are consistent and leveraged across all teams, manage office coverage)
Coordinate WDI Communications leadership work sessions, off-sites and events as assigned
Support and maintain project trackers with organization, consistency and efficiency
Establish and maintain a comprehensive follow-up system
Assist in creating and managing a system of filing office records and documents, both digitally and in hard copy; file and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports
Maintain and update WDI executive engagement grid
Help compile and edit WDI weekly news briefing reports
Previous reporting/writing/editing experience with a student or professional publication in print, television or online media
Proficiency with Associated Press writing style, blogging and social media writing styles
Proven ability to develop effective communication products
Strong sense of customer service to all clients, including internal and external partners. Illustrates an attention to detail and exhibits the superior organization skills necessary to assist in coordinating all forms of communication (internal and external) for timely delivery of replies and processing information requests.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills crucial to effective interaction with all levels of the organization including senior-level executives and their assistants.
Ability to prioritize tasks and ensure all deadlines are met.
Ability to handle confidential information and to exercise good judgment and discretion when managing sensitive issues.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, transcription and other office procedures and terminology, phone, calendar maintenance, filing, etc.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Keynote and Outlook
Video editing experience and production
Previous experience working in media relations or with a PR Agency (or related)
Previous experience as a Company Cast Member
Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, in an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Communication/Marketing Communication/Visual Communication or related field
GPA of 3.0 or higher
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 Company College Program or Professional internship at the time of application
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Company internship or program
Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Must provide full work availability
Must provide own transportation to/from work location
Must be able to provide own housing for the duration of the internship
Current Active Company cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Company 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)
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2020 through June 2020. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.
About Walt Company Imagineering:
Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Company Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Company theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Company’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening day.
About The Walt Company:
The Walt 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, Company proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Company’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 Company Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Company Imagineering.
Walt Company 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. Company 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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