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Sports runDisney Expo and Events Operations Internship - Fall 2018


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Sports runDisney Expo and Events Operations 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…
runDisney engages Guests of all ages through a running lifestyle, culminating with events delivered in a way that could only happen at Disney. runDisney is the single endurance brand for the Walt Disney Company and the Sports Management team works closely with a variety of WDP&R partners to ensure all relevant organizational goals and implications are appropriately considered. Sports Event Management is responsible for the flawless planning and execution of the core events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. This teams’ primary role is to focus on delivering excellent event planning, execution and client services. This is accomplished by working with internal and external business clients and partners to create exceptional events.
ResponsibilitiesMake an impact by…

  • Assisting in the planning, organizing and management of runDisney events, with focus on all aspects of the Expo
  • Coordinating client management including contractual and financial responsibilities
  • Collaborating with partners throughout the event cycle
  • Conducting venue analysis and preparing logistics plans
  • Participating in client site visits and event itineraries

Basic QualificationsWhat you bring to this role…

  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and resourceful approach

Basic Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Event Planning, Sport Management or related field
  • Previous Event Planning or Event Management Experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Operating a company vehicle is required for this role. Candidate must be willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including days, nights, and holidays

Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience using Adobe InDesign

Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is the 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 InformationRequired Materials:

  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest

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: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcripts or Mickey_Mouse_CoverLetter)
  • 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 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 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.
Recommendation – Print This Role Description: Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed.

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