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WDI Special Effects & Illusion Development Internship


WDI Special Effects & Illusion Development Internship

• Intern Level
Skills: Special Effects


An Illusion Development intern will be a part of the very early stages of ideation in the Imagineering process.

Category Special Effects 
Location Orlando, Florida Area
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date Apr 05, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The intern will take part in creative and technical brainstorms which will lead to creating quick proof of concept mockups. These mockups will be for new special effects and illusions used in our theme parks. This is a very iterative process which will require all of the skill sets listed at any given time. The intern will be paired with the Illusion Development lead and take their direction. Must be a self-starter and motivated to innovate and invent!

You will…
  • Research materials and processes
  • Refine designs
  • Produce quick mockups and iteration
  • Provide hand sketching
  • Be involved in installation and integration
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions
Basic Qualifications:
What you bring to the role…
  • Ability to manage time while working on multiple projects
  • Proficiency in foam core assembly, soldering, and woodshop skills
  • Basic electronics knowledge
  • 3D printing and laser cutting experience
  • Eagerness to learn new technical skillsets
  • Experience with the following software:
  • SolidWorks
  • AutoCAD
  • Maya
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
  • Microsoft Suite
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum 1 year related experience
Required Education
  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Mechatronics, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Industri8al Design, Product Design, Interactive Media, Theater Design, or Exhibit Design
Additional Information:
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 a college/university within the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Professional internship at the time of application
  • 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 location
  • Must be able to provide own housing for the duration of the internship
  • 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/July 2022 through early January 2023. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Job Type Intern 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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