Environmental Sustainability/Data Inventory Grad Intern

The Walt Disney Company
Glendale, CA, United States
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Organization Type: 
Private Sector
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Job Summary:

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.


A Day in the Life…
The intern’s primary focus will be to:

  • Assist with data collection for the Greenhouse Gas Inventory. This involves interacting with over 50 data providers, compiling and organizing data, data entry, quality assurance and quality control
  • Assist with waste, water, and production inventories
  • Track, analyze, and report on Disney’s environmental targets on GHG, water, and waste
  • Assist in evaluating sustainability standards and developing benchmarks and metrics
  • Assist in establishing sustainability best practices knowledge base for new assets
  • Research emerging environmental trends and issues
  • Assist in internal communication efforts: preparation of quarterly reports, figures, data analysis

Basic Qualifications:

What we are looking for…
The ideal candidate has the following skills, experience and abilities:

  • Currently a graduate student working on a graduate degree in the following areas: engineering, environmental science & management, or data analytics
  • Experience with sustainability, climate change, corporate citizenship, and environmental issues (regulations, developing legislation, industry trends)
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, with experience collecting, validating, analyzing, reporting, and summarizing data. Experience in converting various units of measurement (i.e. volume to mass conversions, metric and American, etc.)
  • Experience analyzing data using Excel (pivot tables, charts, formulas,…)
  • Interested in applying an analytical education to environmental issues; such as waste, water resources management and climate change.
  • Strong skills in process management, documentation, and communication skills
  • Excellent ability to create organized, comprehensive, and clear briefs
  • Knowledge in Sustainable Design and Green building certification
  • Familiarity with environmental data reporting

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in graphic design for infographics or presentations
  • Experience with data analysis using R or Python code
  • Knowledge of Building Energy Modeling Software tools

Required Education

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, or data analytics

Additional Information:

  • The approximate dates of this internship are June 2019 through January 2020
  • Candidate must be available to work full time hours (approximately 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship
  • Must be enrolled in a 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 six (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
  • Housing: Interns must provide their own housing for the duration of their internship program.
  • Transportation: Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.

Required Materials: PDF version of resume must be uploaded at time of application