Conservation Education Operations Internship – Fall 2018

  • Walt Disney Company
  • Animal Kingdom, Kissimmee, FL, United States
  • Jan 28, 2018
Internship- Paid Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…
You will make an impact in the field of Conservation Education by learning to support a frontline education team at either Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Work side-by-side with our Education Coordinators to execute meaningful Guest experiences focused on conservation and culture. 

Responsibilities

  • Mentor a team of Education Presenter interns and International Cultural Representatives.
  • Support onstage operations through active communication, problem-solving and a working knowledge of interpretive techniques.
  • Drive results by coordinating and executing a variety of projects aimed to sustain and enhance the existing Guest experience.
  • Interact with Guests through Magical Moments, formal presentations and one-on-one interactions.

Basic Qualifications

What You Bring to the Role:

  • Demonstrated passion for wildlife conservation and conservation education
  • Previous experience working with the public in a formal or informal learning setting (i.e. zoo, aquarium, museum, science center or classroom)
  • 3 Months formal or informal leadership experience
  • Strong experience utilizing written and verbal communication skills
  • MUST have participated in an Animals, Science and Environment Professional Internship or WDW College Program prior to applying.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting.

Preferred Qualifications

The Intern’s preferred qualifications include:

  • Proven problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with a multi-cultural team or in an international setting
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite

Required Education

Required Education:

  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate, or Masters Level Students
  • Life or Environmental Sciences, Biology, Zoology, Education, Recreation, Communications or related major
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0

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 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 possess unrestricted work authorization
• Must provide full work availability
• 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)

Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are June 2018 - January 2019. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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