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The Walt Disney Company WDI Architecture Intern, Summer 2023 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Working across a spectrum of disciplines that range from creative and conceptual to scientific and technical, Imagineers blend an innovative mixture of storytelling, art, science and technology to create immersive experiences, memorable destinations, and innovative entertainment for families around the globe.

What we’re looking for…

An Architecture Intern who will work within the department that touches all aspects of our theme parks and resorts from concept to delivery of the built environments enjoyed by our guests.

Responsibilities

You will…

  • Provide support to the project team for design and implementation of assigned projects and design intent

  • Prepare Facility/Attraction base information documentation (e.g. existing condition descriptions)

  • Provide design documentation in the form of graphic illustration, imagery boards, color renderings, and research and documentation on assigned projects

  • Perform various basic technical tasks and documentation, including base sheets, construction details, plans/sections/elevations, design drafting, 3D visualization, and general project coordination

  • Develop varied architectural project work at all stages of assigned projects from concept, feasibility or schematic design through the preparation of construction documentation in accordance with established departmental and divisional quality standards

  • Ensure that the design intent is achieved by successfully integrating facility design with allied disciplines and components of the development such as: infrastructure, area development, grading/drainage, lighting, graphics, structural and MEP engineering, etc.

  • Prepare specific deliverables including, but not limited to: base sheets, hardscape, planting designs, visual intrusion studies, material schedules, etc.; ensure adherence to department/divisional Standards of Practice

  • Be responsible for coordinating and communicating Architectural design issues within the project team; support implementation of project goals/objectives through problem-solving and development of design solutions

  • Monitor budget hours for assigned tasks

  • Support the facility construction cost estimating process through collection of data for review

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…

  • Working knowledge and experience in the use of building materials and products for thematic applications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in CADD (Revit and/or AutoCad) and digital illustration tools such as Maya, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, and SketchUp

  • Skills in 3D software tools

  • Knowledge of architecture design and construction techniques

  • Knowledge of related areas, including land planning, civil engineering, area development, lighting, graphic design, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience in architecture/design practice

  • Membership in one or more professional organizations such as American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specifications Institute, or U.S. Green Building Council, is desirable

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a BA/BArch degree

Desired Education

  • Currently earning an advanced degree in Architecture, Landscape or Urban Planning

Materials Required

A portfolio review is required for this position. For full consideration, please include a link to your portfolio on your résumé. Applicants without a portfolio link on their résumé, will not be considered a completed application packet and may not be fully considered for the position.

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 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 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 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 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Program length - The approximate dates of this internship are late May/ early June 2023 through late August/early September 2023

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

  • Transportation - Must have reliable transportation to/from work​

Job ID: 10035676

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney Imagineering

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