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WDI Show Programming Intern - Sequence Programming, Summer/Fall 2024

🚀 Summer Internship

Los Angeles

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Summer Internship

Software Engineering•Los Angeles


  • 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 teams that range from creative and conceptual to scientific and technical, we blend an innovative mixture of storytelling, art, science and technology to create immersive experiences, memorable destinations, and innovative entertainment for families around the globe!


  • Ability to function in a dynamic work environment, managing multiple project tasks
  • Basic Knowledge of show control systems, and theatrical automation systems
  • Ability to provide basic technical support for show control applications
  • Ability to work with limited supervision but be able to integrate inputs from many individuals and work as a team member
  • High tolerance for change and changing requirements
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Desired software knowledge/familiarity among several of the following: TAIT Navigator, Alcorn Winscript, Q-Sys, Unreal, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, MS Excel
  • Desired scripting knowledge: Python, Lua
  • Experience with Game Engines can be beneficial
  • Education:
  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher in, or graduated within the past 6 months from, an accredited college/university earning a degree majoring in: computer animation; industrial automation control programming; theatrical automation systems; or related field.
  • Candidates for this opportunity MUST meet all of the below requirements:
  • 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 at time of application posting OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Internship.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have not completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Provide own housing for the duration internship program in the Glendale, CA area
  • Have reliable transportation to/from work
  • Additional Information:
  • This internship is located in Glendale, CA
  • The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2024 through January 2025

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • An intern will work within WDI Show Programming which is a one-stop shop for prototypical design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, figure finishing, installation, show sequencing and animation. This is the group that “creates the illusion of life” within our attractions to tell amazing stories. This department includes managers, technical specialists and engineers who provide delivery of not only high-quality audio-animatronics but help to bring the stories to life in our Disney theme parks.
  • Work closely with other Show Programmers to operate and maintain Animation & Show Programming system’s highly specialized hardware and software tools
  • Partner with the show Art Director and other Show Programmers to program special effects, audio, animated props and show action equipment
  • Organize, secure, and maintain show data created by the Animators and Show Programmers
  • Assist in developing or maintaining show programming tools
  • Learn proprietary software packages


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Los Angeles