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WDI R&D Embedded Engineering Internship - Glendale, CA - Spring 2018

Disney. - Glendale, CA

We Change Lives. Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development is the department within WDI that focuses exclusively on the development of new innovative ideas and technology that support story telling at Disney Parks and Resorts, including cruise ships. R&D collaborates closely with other departments, including academic branch of Disney Research in applying cutting edge technologies into creative applications.

Much of R&D's process involves rapid iterative prototyping. After we develop an initial concept, we pool the collective talents of artists, designers, engineers, computer programmers, scientists and fabricators to build a real-world prototype. We then test, refine and re-test these prototypes until we believe an idea is ready to transfer to one of our business partners to ultimately be enjoyed by our guests.


You will...

Provide embedded systems firmware development

Perform digital and analog electronics hardware design and prototyping

Work within multiple microprocessor development environments

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role...

Experience writing and debugging C and C software

Familiarity with programming for common desktop OS (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Basic knowledge of digital audio and signal processing

Experience using test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers

Ability to configure and use modular software components

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 Computer Science or Electronics Engineering

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

Materials Required:

College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application

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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 Disney Professional Internship

Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Must provide full work availability

Must provide own transportation to/from work

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 January 2018 through March 2018. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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WDI R&D Embedded Engineering Internship - Glendale, CA - Spring 2018 Disney. - Glendale, CA, United States


Location: Glendale, CA

Company Profile:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.