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Disney Live Entertainment Show Control Design Internship, Spring 2024

Through innovative storytelling and a culture of collaboration, Disney Live Entertainment creates, produces, and delivers remarkable and engaging entertainment experiences. From the intimate to the spectacular, our work can be seen at Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships and other locations the world over. This diverse team – representing a wide variety of disciplines and talents from technical directors, writers and lighting designers to choreographers, cosmetologists, and music producers – brings magical worlds to life through technical expertise, performance excellence, incomparable ingenuity, unparalleled spectacle… and a dash of pixie dust.

The Show Control Design Team is responsible for the development of show control and network systems that help to tell the stories of our live show offerings including parades, stage shows and special events on and off the Disney property, and on-board the Disney Cruise Line.

We are looking for an experienced individual with an innovative mind-set and a passion for Disney quality and Magical creativity. We are seeking a motivated individual who will ensure that the Disney standards are reflected consistently in all design & technical materials.


A Day in the Life…  

  • Supporting the Show Control Designers with project’s development and execution of show control systems and network architectures for live shows and facility infrastructure, designing cohesive, integrated systems for DLE shows, atmosphere, and park-wide control through the effective execution of the creative process
  • Providing technical skill in the development and implementation of concept, design, development, support, and oversight of all show control, networking, automation, motor control, and documentation related to any show system in use by a Disney Live Entertainment produced offering, including stage shows, atmosphere, park-wide systems
  • Utilizing a variety of programs including TAIT Navigator, Visual Studio, SSH, Beckhoff TC, and other various development and controls software tools
  • Assisting with design and technical research
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams including designers, engineers, safety, production, and facility teams
  • Assisting with prioritization, organization, and problem-solving during installation, focus and cueing through delivery of a variety of projects
  • Attending and contributing at Disney Live Entertainment seminars and meetings


What we are looking for… 

  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Show Control/Network technology and equipment
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new software applications as appropriate
  • Familiarity with the Entertainment industry and a creative background
  • Demonstrated proficiency with general computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel


Required Education:

  • Junior, senior, or recent graduate pursuing a degree in or equivalent experience in the technical aspects of show control, machine automation, or computer networking, with focus on live show entertainment


Internship Eligibility: 

  • At the time of application, 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
  • 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
  • ​Candidates must be fully available to work full time any time including days, nights, weekends, and holidays for the duration of the internship
  • Must have reliable transportation to/from work​
  • Must be compliant with The Disney Look appearance guidelines


Program Length: The approximate dates of this 6-month internship are January 2024 through June 2024


Florida Housing: We provide limited housing opportunities for Florida Based Professional Interns through American Campus Communities, for more information click here