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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 DisneyPrograms.com 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 DisneyInterns.com. 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: Support.DisneyPrograms.com.

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 EXPBlue@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.