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Sciences Plant Science Internship - Lake Buena Vista, FL

Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL
Job ID: 57788BR-1



Agricultural Sciences - Plant Science Internship

Company Overview:
Since its opening in 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL has grown to feature four theme parks – the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. In addition, more than 20 themed resort hotels, two water parks, and the Downtown Disney® Area, a daytime and nighttime entertainment complex, are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Department Overview:
Develop new skills in your area of expertise, broaden your knowledge base, and enhance your communication and guest service abilities while working for one of the most recognized and respected companies in the world. The Plant Science Disney Professional Internship is designed to provide qualified college students with the opportunity to work in the unique agricultural greenhouses that are part of the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot. These interns are part of the Agricultural Sciences team that brings the excitement of agriculture to millions of Epcot guests each year.

Responsibilities

·         Maintain a high-quality greenhouse show of over 150 hydroponically-grown food crops from all over the globe. Propagate, transplant, irrigate, prune and harvest a wide variety of plants.

·         Provide show-quality maintenance and general cleanup: washing, raking and sweeping greenhouse areas.

·         Lead daily informative and interactive guest tours through the greenhouses, labs and aquaculture facility.

·         Participate in training sessions, classes and meetings, as scheduled.

·         Staff the Behind the Seeds Tour desk at Epcot to promote the tour, sign guests up for the tour, sell plant-related merchandise and answer general guest questions.

 

Basic Qualifications
These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position:

·         College student or recent college graduate. Graduate students are not eligible for this internship.

·         Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

·         Applicable background and/ or major in Plant Science, Horticulture, Food Crops, Biology, etc.

·         Strong interest in working with food crops in greenhouses.

·         Ability to interact with Walt Disney World® Resort guests and cast members.

·         Team player with demonstrated verbal communication skills, work ethic, reliable transportation, and willingness to work on a flexible schedule.

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