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Disney College Programs are Back

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2021) — The “happiest place on Earth” is available again for University of Kentucky students seeking internships and transformative work experiences starting as early as Spring 2022.

Following a nearly 12-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, this fall semester, the Walt Disney Company reintroduced internship and work programs in Orlando, Florida.; Anaheim, California.; and other company locations. The Disney College Program (DCP) has recognized the University of Kentucky as a top 20 campus for Disney recruitment. DCP provides a unique living and working environment with students from around the country and the world. This program allows students to gain on-the-job experience with a world-renowned company through uniquely Disney learning experiences — all while preparing students with transferable skills, including networking, problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication.

The Disney College Program application is live. Students can go to and navigate to the program of their choice to learn more and apply for consideration. Freshmen through recent grads can apply!

The Disney Professional Internship Program provides excellent work experiences in areas such as production, legal, marketing, business and finance. Students who wish to apply to the Disney Internship Program should go to These internships require students to minimally be a junior in college. Additionally, direct experience from within their major is very important since these opportunities are extremely competitive. 

The Disney College Program is launching new virtual "Get to Know the Disney College Program" information sessions. These sessions will be offered multiple times per week and represent a fantastic way for students to directly engage with members of the Disney team.

Those students attending can expect an approximately one-hour session during which they’ll learn valuable information about the program and will have the ability to ask questions directly to Disney representatives. Please note the links below are unique to each daily session:

Students are welcome to direct questions to Disney’s support site:

If you would like to receive additional information on how to participate in these programs as a UK student, please contact the UK Experiential Education Program in the Stuckert Career Center (Office for Student Success) at

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.