Public Affairs Internship, Disney Signature Experiences Intern-Fall 19

Disney Cruise Line / The Walt Disney Company
January 25, 2019
Celebration, Florida
Job Type


Job Summary:

The Public Affairs team is responsible for enhancing and protecting the reputation for Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, and Adventures by Disney. This means helping us tell stories about business practices, community outreach and Disney’s commitment to the environment across multiple internal and external communication platforms.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a writing sample. Please submit this at the time of application. You must also submit an electronic portfolio. Instructions are listed below under the Additional Information section.



A Day in the Life of…

Be a part of the solution by helping monitor the latest industry headlines, track and clip media coverage and conduct research.

Put your creative skills to work by writing press releases and blog stories and generating content for social media platforms, the public affairs website ( and a variety of internal communication channels.

Utilize your leadership and partnering skills by coordinating the distribution of company news and photo/video shoots.


Basic Qualifications:

You Bring

  • Previous reporting/writing experience with a student or professional publication in print, television or online media
  • Strong writing and research skills and knowledge of the media
  • Proficiency with Associated Press writing style
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in public, media, or government relations and/or print, television, or online newsroom
  • Experience with photo/video shoots
  • Proven experience with social media in a professional or academic setting
  • Verbal and written fluency with Spanish


Required Education

  • Currently pursuing (or recently graduated with) a degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications, or a related major
  • G.P.A. or higher is required


 This position also does require you to present a transcript, official or unofficial, to your dashboard. This is required before an offer will be made.

Additional Information:

Materials Required:
**An electronic online portfolio is required as part of this application process. This portfolio must be included as a URL link listed on your resume, any other portfolio submissions will not be considered. **

**Also, in order to be considered you must submit a writing sample. You can choose the writing sample you would like to submit. It could be a project from school, an article you have written, social media excerpt, etc. This is completely up to you.**

To upload your writing sample:

  • Log into your dashboard
  • Click the second tab "Applications"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of the position for which you would like to attach the writing sample
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what do you want to add, select Writing Sample
  • Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstName_LastName_Writing Sample

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 an accredited 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 2019 through January 2020. 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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