Subject: Internships in Agricultural and Science Education fields at Walt
Hello from Walt Disney World in Orlando! The Agricultural Sciences team is
looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have
received their Bachelor’s degree within 6 months of our internships’
start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on
internship in several different agricultural and science education fields
including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.
We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Spring 2015
term (January 2015 – June 2015). The deadline to apply will be in late
September, but please apply as soon as possible to get the process started.
Desired majors include but are not limited to: Ag. Communication, Ag.
Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology,
Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and
Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture,
Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology,
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.
The Agricultural Sciences Professional Internship Program is designed to
provide qualified college students with the opportunity for hands-on work
experience in the unique growing areas that are part of Living with The Land,
an agricultural attraction at Epcot®.
In addition to maintaining the show quality of our growing areas, aquaculture
systems or biotechnology lab, interns will spend a significant amount of time
leading informative and interactive guest tours through our facilities along
with promoting and selling these tours. Additional training sessions, classes
and meetings will be scheduled throughout the semester. Other duties vary by
Operate a recirculating freshwater aquaculture facility. Monitor filtration
systems and water quality, assist in diagnosis and control of disease, and
raise fish to marketable size for Walt Disney World® restaurants.
Maintain a tissue culture production facility. Prepare media and culture a
wide variety of plants. Then, collect, package and deliver the
tissue-cultured plants to Epcot® merchandise locations.
Become an integral part of The Land’s Integrated Pest Management program.
Rear and maintain insect colonies, release beneficial insects into greenhouse
crops, and maintain entomology-related shows.
Maintain a high-quality show of hydroponically-grown food crops from around
the globe. Seed, transplant, irrigate and prune plants; harvest produce for
Epcot® restaurants; rake, sweep, and provide general cleanup of greenhouses.
Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, and school
transcript to [log in to unmask] Selected students
will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.
Please refer to http://www.disneyinterns.com/science. At the bottom of the
page, you can click “Search Jobs” then do a keyword search for
“Agricultural Sciences”, then “Apply Now” to view internship postings
about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture
internship positions along with many other science related internship
openings. If you have any questions with accessing the site, please email us
directly at [log in to unmask]
Contact Person: Les Frey
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