INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Agricultural Sciences internships at Walt Disney World

Hello from Walt Disney World in Orlando! The Agricultural Sciences team is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors 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. Feel free to forward this email along to students and career centers at your university.

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We’d like to ask for your assistance in advertising this internship opportunity to students at your university by forwarding this email to students and faculty. We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2015 term (June 2015 – January 2016). The deadline to apply will be in early March, but please encourage students to apply as soon as possible to get the process started. Please note that the Biotechnology internship has already been filled for this term and will be reoffered again in Spring 2016.

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.

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Below, interested applicants will find information on our internship program as well as how to apply:

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 discipline:


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.

Plant Science:

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 WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship. Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.

Please refer interested students to WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us share the news about this exciting internship opportunity with your students, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Les Frey Laura Kleiss Valerie M. Schulthess
Horticulturalist, Student Program Manager Horticulturist, Greenhouse Operations Agricultural & Aquatic Animal Sciences Secretary
(407) 560-4547 (407) 560-2433 (407) 560-7181
Agricultural Sciences at Epcot
Walt Disney Parks & Resort
2013 N. Avenue of the Stars
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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