The Disney College Program is a paid-internship. Participants may work indoors and outdoors, depending on their role and will receive an hourly rate of pay. Candidates will be notified of the exact pay rate when extended an offer.

Participants could work the equivalent of a full-time schedule, so they must have full work availability, which includes working days, nights, weekends and holidays. Participants must also be flexible to work any time of day, including early morning or after midnight.

Each role offered through the Disney College Program provides a unique and diverse learning and working experience. From costumes to role responsibilities, participants will find that no two jobs are the same. However, all participants will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, problem-solving skills and work on their confidence and self-reliance.


Operations cast members help ensure our guests have enjoyable experiences while visiting our theme parks, Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort or Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. Whether directing vehicles in the parking lot, advising guests on which ticket packages to purchase, operating our rides/shows/attractions, or ensuring guest areas are clean and show ready, Operations cast members have a direct impact on our guests’ experiences.


Entertainment cast members help create and maintain the show, whether through performing in our various parades and shows, facilitating character meet & greets, or supporting our performers and other cast members through supplying/maintaining costumes.

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To be considered for a Character Performer position, you must attend an audition. Note that this position is only offered at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Click Here for information about upcoming auditions.


Lodging cast members help ensure guests have a memorable stay at our world-class resorts, whether through an expedient check-in process, a clean and well-maintained guest room, or assistance with transporting luggage.

Food & Beverage

With more than 300 food and beverage locations throughout our parks and resorts in Florida and California, Food & Beverage makes up an important part of our guests’ experiences. Food & Beverage cast members in these areas provide guests with memorable dining experiences from outdoor vending to counter service to signature restaurants.

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Cast members in retail/sales areas help guests have enjoyable vacation experiences, whether selling ticket packages, magically transforming young guests at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, or helping guests find the perfect mementos of their vacations in our various merchandise locations.


Whether at our water parks, resort swimming pools, golf and mini golf courses, children’s activity centers, or guest arcades, Recreation cast members help our guests enjoy their vacations.

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