IT Intern Review

by The Walt Disney Company

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role is a combination of application support and projects work. I work alongside 2 other interns and we rotate support work so it is shared equally over the weeks. Support work may involve being based on the support mailbox and dealing with incidents as they are raised in real time. Projects requires the deployments of enhancements and/or bug fixes into the application you manage as well as running sprint sessions and stakeholder meetings.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Over the course of the year my confidence in myself and also my abilities has grown. I have learnt how to use ServiceNow to raise and track incidents. I also learnt how to use Jira to effectively run sprints, create and maintain informative enhancement tickets and monitor the speed we work at using velocity reports so we can give better time estimates to stakeholders. My Microsoft skills have also improved through the daily use of outlook, excel, etc.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Over the course of the internship I was given more and more responsibility as I developed my skills and abilities. For meetings throughout the week I am expected to lead them without a manager or other member of the team in attendance. I am also trusted to liaise with internal employees outside of our team and external licensees to resolve application issues as well as resolve issues through a zoom or teams call if required.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • A lot of support and guidance was given to me throughout the internship. I had regular one to ones with my manager where I was able to bring up any issues I had or just have a friendly chat. There was also a lot of support from other members of my team and I was able to freely ask any questions as well as from the intern community at Disney. Disney also put on events and allowed you to partake in the Intern development program which helped develop my soft skills.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture is very good at Disney. There are regular events within the office where you may be able to grab a free cupcake. There are also family and friend screenings of newly released Disney movies you can attend. As well as competitions that are run to be able to attend premiers of newly released movies or win free plushies/goodie bags. Most people are also extremely friendly at Disney and the intern community is very strong.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed my placement a lot. I learnt a lot over the year and was given opportunities to develop my professional skills and soft skills on a regular basis. My team was extremely friendly and welcoming. The intern community is also very big and strong within the company so I was able to make friends across department and teams easily. The free cupcakes when it was an important day for the company were also a bonus.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at The Walt Disney Company
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend The Walt Disney Company to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to The Walt Disney Company
  • During the interview process, it is important to be authentic and true to yourself. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate for clarification or guidance. Remember to include a well-written cover letter along with your CV when applying for the position, as it can provide valuable insights into your qualifications and motivation. Being genuine and proactive will enhance your chances of success. Don't worry if you need to take a pause or break during interviews.

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Placement (10 Months+)

Information Technology


June 2023

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