Environmental Sustainability Graduate Associate

Burbank, CA

Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study. Imagine building upon the skills you’ve learned in the classroom through real-world hands-on work experience. Now imagine yourself in a Professional Internship with Disney Corporate. When your extraordinary talents, our renowned legacy and the promise of an even brighter future unite, just imagine the stories you could be part of!


Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

At Disney, we believe that there are no limits to where creativity and imagination can take us. In our stories, we find examples of those inspired to envision a brighter tomorrow and the aspiration to make that dream come true. Our unique approach to citizenship is rooted in the entertainment that we create and the special relationship we have with kids and families around the world. Our assets and our reach provide us with an opportunity to inspire audiences everywhere to join us in taking action and caring for the world we share. This opportunity to inspire guides our work across citizenship. It is at the core of our citizenship mission to conduct our business and create products in an ethical manner and promote the happiness and well-being of kids and families everywhere.


Our commitment to environmental stewardship focuses on using resources wisely and protecting the planet as we operate and grow our business. Environmental Sustainability, part of the Disney Enterprise Social Responsibility, is responsible for supporting the Company’s focus on its environmental goals. This group leads the ongoing development of Disney’s environmental footprint assessment and collaborates with business units to create metrics and processes that will enable the company to achieve aggressive goals to reduce its environmental impact.


Current projects include conducting greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste inventories enterprise wide; developing strategies to reduce our environmental footprint; evaluating new project designs for sustainability; and researching emerging environmental sustainability issues.


Responsibilities:

The intern’s primary focus will be to:

  • Support environmental database including configuration of data input screens, visual dashboards, metric development, and creation of custom reports to provide progress updates to various internal business unit partners
  • Assist with quarterly environmental data collection
  • Manage development of internal website supporting environmental programs
  • Support analysis of environmental impacts in the company’s value chain
  • Support water stewardship program
  • Assist in monitoring project portfolio, including but not limited to coordinating communications with external organizations, reviewing project updates, updating relevant supporting materials
  • Support communication efforts: preparation of quarterly reports, data analysis, summaries, presentations, benchmarking, coordinate updates to website
  • Support creation of visual and media assets for environmental initiatives


The intern will provide assistance on a secondary basis:

  • Track developments in domestic and international carbon markets, climate and water issues
  • Create briefs on key environmental issues impacting climate, water, waste, manufacturing
  • Assist in various research and team projects as they arise

Basic Qualifications:
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, with experience collecting, validating, analyzing, reporting, and summarizing data.
  • Expert user of Excel (pivot tables, charts, formulas)
  • Strong skills in process management, documentation, and communication skills
  • Strong written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Excellent ability to create organized, comprehensive, and clear briefs
  • Experience with sustainability, climate change, corporate citizenship, and environmental issues (regulations, developing legislation, industry trends)
  • Familiarity with organizations working in the CSR space (i.e. environmental NGOs, non-profits, thought leaders)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Power Point
  • Interested in applying an analytical education to environmental issues; such as waste, water resources management and climate change.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working on supply chain engagement and energy markets
  • Proficiency in Photoshop or similar tools
  • Experience in graphic design for infographics or presentations
  • Experience with Tableau, Powerbi
  • Familiarity with carbon markets and financial instruments
  • Familiarity with environmental data reporting frameworks

Required Education
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class, or be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months at time of application, or be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program
  • Currently a graduate student working on a graduate degree in the following areas: engineering, environmental science & management, forestry, ecology, sustainability, communications, computer science, or data analytics

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