Program Overview

Disney Internships & Programs allow participants to take part in an internship of a lifetime. While on either the Disney College Program or Disney International Programs, participants experience the magic of Disney while interacting with guests, learning important business philosophies and making friends from all over the world. While working in front line roles at our Theme Parks and Resorts, participants may network with leaders, learn transferable skills, gain real-world experience and be a part of a team of cast members from hundreds of job disciplines.

Within each program participants will experience a Living, Learning and Earning component.

Living

ApartmentParticipants will have the opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the world within our in company-sponsored housing complexes. These complexes are diverse in their floor plans and amenities, while offering the opportunity to meet fellow participants and create a sense of home in a comfortable living community. This housing is only allowed for participants of the program, and no one under the age of 18 is permitted in housing. To make the living experience more convenient, the housing costs are deducted from the participant’s weekly paycheck automatically. That way, they never have to worry about missing a payment.

Learning

edu_overview2The learning component offers participants a one-of-a-kind learning experience. There are many educational offerings such as collegiate courses, seminar offerings, self-paced learnings, and many additional learning opportunities. Whether a participant is receiving academic credit or not for participating in the structured courses, there’s plenty to learn on either program. Our multicultural environment encourages everyone to achieve both personal and professional growth.

Earning

Hospitality Program ParticipantParticipants will earn much more than weekly pay for their role within our Theme Parks and Resorts, as every role is important and provides a unique and diverse working experience. From costumes to role responsibilities, participants will find that no two jobs are the same. However, all participants will have the opportunity to develop their communication and hospitality skills, problem-solving skills and work on their confidence and self-reliance. In fact, the work experience for the Disney College & International Program is recommended for 3-9 credits through the American Council on Education, depending upon participant’s program length.

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Disney College Program


The Disney Education team is proud to offer students around the country the opportunity to participate in our one-of-a-kind learning and earning experience. Professionals from every field agree that an academically oriented work experience provides students with the tools they need to compete effectively in today’s job market.

Our hope is that you will partner with us to expand awareness of this exciting program on your campus, support your students’ participation in our education classes, and offer your students credit opportunities based on the American Council on Education’s credit recommendations.

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International Programs

Academic Exchange Program
Take courses of study at a U.S. host college or university as you gain experience working at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Cultural Exchange Program
Spend your school break working at Walt Disney World Resort and building relationships with other college students from around the world.

Australia / New Zealand
Travel to the U.S. and spend five months to one year networking, gaining experience, and learning from a company that consistently sets trends in the entertainment and hospitality industries.

Cultural Representative Program
Represent your country and share your culture with guests from around the world as you work in our theme parks and resorts.

Japan/Disney Vacation Club Program
Provide exceptional guest services to Disney Vacation Club Members as they book exciting Disney vacations – all while working in an English-speaking environment.