Disney’s Animal Kingdom(R) Theme Park Animal Programs – Animal Endocrinology Inter

Job ID 677689BR

Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States

Business Walt Disney World Resort

Date posted Aug. 19, 2019

Animal Endocrinology Internship – Spring 2020

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…

•Analyze hormones in a variety of exotic animal species to assess physiology such as pregnancy, effective contraception, and positive welfare as part of our animals’ comprehensive wellness program.

•Share animal hormone and behavior results to science, husbandry, and health partners to help with animal management decisions

•Highlight team projects and conservation stories with Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Guests to inspire them to conserve species and their habitats

•Operate and maintain lab equipment

•No direct animal contact takes place in this role.

Basic Qualifications:

•Minimum three months of non-classroom research laboratory experience in established scientific research program

•Ability to think critically and interpret biological information

•Attention to detail and skilled at following laboratory protocols

•Eagerness to share passion with other individuals and group tours

•Enthusiasm for animal conservation and care in zoos and aquariums

•Must have a valid U.S. Driver’s License

•Operating a company vehicle is required for this role. Candidate must be willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting

Preferred Qualifications:

•Completed additional laboratory coursework (e.g., vertebrate biology, cell biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry)

•Technical research laboratory experience in endocrinology, reproductive biology, zoology, or animal physiology which may include performing enzyme immunoassays

•Demonstrated pipetting experience

•Sincere interest in zoo animal endocrinology with professional goals in conservation-related fields

•Previous experience in a zoological institution/conservation organization

Required Education

•Completed coursework (lecture/laboratory) in endocrinology, reproductive biology, chemistry and/or animal physiology

•Senior or recent college graduate, masters student, or recent master’s graduate

•Biology, Animal Science, Zoology, Wildlife Biology or related major

•Minimum grade point average of 3.0


•Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)

•College transcripts (official or unofficial)

•Please attach a cover letter to tell us a bit more about your passion for this field, and how you have cultivated this passion in your field to date to prepare for your future career

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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 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 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 2020 – June 2020. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.