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Global Public Policy Internship, Corporate (CA or DC) - Summer 2018


Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study. Imagine building upon the skills you’ve learned in the classroom through real-world hands-on work experience. Now imagine yourself in a Professional Internship with Disney Corporate. When your extraordinary talents, our renowned legacy and the promise of an even brighter future unite, just imagine the stories you could be part of!
Be a part of an innovative team and culture…
The Walt Disney Company is seeking a law student for a summer internship in the Global Public Policy Department of its Legal Division. The intern will have an opportunity to work with talented professionals who are leaders in their field, while being exposed to cutting edge legal and policy issues, including Internet policy, human rights, privacy, consumer protection and child safety. This is a great opportunity to work on issues that are likely to have a significant impact on the Company’s business, brands and consumers – as well as society more broadly – and play a role in developing effective strategies to address those issues. ResponsibilitiesA Day in the Life…
This individual will work with global Public Policy’s leadership in the following key areas:

  • Strategic Policy Formulation

Identify emerging public policy issues related to The Walt Disney Company’s mid- and long-term business plans globally, and develop internal and external policy positions, strategies and analyses to influence the external environment and advance Disney’s business priorities.

  • Proactive Analysis of Emerging Issues

Work with business units and other internal partners on business strategies that impact public policy or require changes in public policy to be successful. Proactively identify opportunities that business strategies and product plans create to advance policy goals as well as emerging social, political, economic and public policy issues and trends that create business opportunities for Disney globally.

  • Government and Stakeholder Relations

Identify opportunities where Disney can meaningfully advance its policy agenda and recommend concrete strategies to address issues based on positions taken; work with counsel and business leaders to identify relationships that need to be cultivated to implement these strategies effectively. Basic QualificationsWhat we are looking for…

  • Demonstrated high level of integrity, thoroughness, flexibility, initiative and teamwork
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to successfully balance multiple tasks and effectively meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated interest in global public policy
  • Basic understanding of key global policy issues, such as Internet policy, intellectual property, human rights, privacy, consumer protection, child safety, anti-corruption, the environment, corporate governance, taxation and trade, and related international institutions and players
  • Basic understanding of legal, public affairs and government relations considerations in the policy process
  • High level familiarity with the workings of NGOs, domestic and foreign governments, international organizations or industry groups

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class, or be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months at time of application, or be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program
  • Currently enrolled as a first or second year law student pursuing a J.D. at an ABA-accredited law school OR pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy or closely related field
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Must submit a copy of your current transcript with the application (directions are below)

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 Information

  • The approximate dates of this internship are late May or early June through August 2018
  • Candidate must be available to work full time hours (approximately 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship
  • Able to provide own housing and transportation in either the Burbank,CA or Washington,DC area
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Materials Required:
Graduate school transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your current transcript while completing the online application

  • To upload this document:
  • Log into your dashboard at
  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab
  • Be sure your document is in the required title format: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcript)
  • Select document type of “Transcript” from the bottom of the list

This position is with The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

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