Before you become too excited, make sure you meet the qualifications to attend this program.
-You are 18 years old and older
-You are attending an accredited college and have already completed one semester. OR
- You have graduated college within the last 6 months.
-You meet the requirements set forth by your college.
-You have no restrictions on your authorization to work.
-You must have a legal right to work in the United States.
Intern Program Description
Where: The program takes place at Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. Participates will live in company dorms with students from all over the world. Apartments have 1 to 4 bedrooms and are assigned based on age and gender. Each residence has furniture, internet access, appliances, utilities, and computer labs.
Fees: There is a housing fee but it is deducted from the intern’s weekly paychecks. There is also a significant fee to enter the program.
Course Syllabus: The educational component of the Disney College program is a great and unique opportunity. Students will attend courses, some of which are approved by the American Council on Education. They will need to purchases books and complete homework assignments. Areas of study encompass the entire park and resort system. Subjects are hospitality, management, communication, creativity, human resources, marketing, leadership, environment, cast engagement, engineering, entertainment, security, show business and professional development. The class syllabus depends on which series the student is enrolled in. Different series run for different lengths of time and focus on different specialties.
Job Description and Pay
Interns can work inside or outside. They might be required to work any day of the week, holidays, and any shift. Each student is placed in one of 20 jobs. Pay ranges between $9.50 and $12.20 per hour. There are also Disney professional internships and culinary internships for those interested in something closely related to their career choice. Programs run from four to seven months.
Job placements include: attractions, entertainment, hotels, restaurants, retail, and children’s activities.
Whichever job the internship involves, the student will learn skills in communication, teamwork, leadership, confidence, and problem solving. They will meet executive professionals and learn about business from top to bottom. Find out more here.