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Costume Design and Development Internship - Fall 2018


Disney Professional Internships
Disney Parks Live Entertainment - Costume Design and Development Internship - Fall 2018
“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
We Are…
Disney Parks Live Entertainment is a team of entertainment professionals that imagines, creates, designs, produces, casts, costumes and operates the live entertainment offerings in our Disney parks and resorts worldwide and on board our Disney cruise ships. We work in a dynamic, creative, innovative and collaborative environment and together, we bring Disney magic to life.


Make an impact by…

  • Creating basic design, including computer graphics, painting, and mounting of artwork
  • Utilizing a variety of design programs including Photoshop, Painter, and occasionally Illustrator
  • Creating mood boards for design projects and assisting with design research
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams including Art Directors and Designers, Design Assistants, Show Directors, Costumers, and Workroom personnel
  • Attending and contributing at Disney Parks Live Entertainment seminars and meetings
  • Preparing CD documentation, logging finished original artwork, and storing in resource library

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to this role…

  • Excellent oral/written communication and partnering skills
  • Familiarity with the Entertainment industry and a creative background
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn new design software applications as appropriate
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and confidential information

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently earning a College/University degree (or recently graduated) in Costume Design, and/or Illustration or similar field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Painter, and Illustrator
  • Electronic design portfolio is required and a URL link listed on your resume for an online portfolio is preferred, however it may also be uploaded along with your application (should not exceed 3MBs)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:

  • Earning or completing MFA in an design-related field

Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is a global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.
Additional Information

Required Materials:

  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • Portfolio, video, or written samples of work, as appropriate
  • College Transcripts (official or unofficial)

To upload these documents:

  • Log into your dashboard at
  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab
  • Be sure your document is titled in this format: First Name, Last Name, Type (i.e. Mickey Mouse, Transcripts or Mickey Mouse Cover Letter)
  • Select document type of “Other”

If you experience any difficulty with uploading documents, please e-mail
Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated from college within the past six months OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and 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 Dates: The approximate dates of this internship are June 2018 through 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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