Internship @ Disney



Every year Disney offer 12 month internships to the brightest individuals who can really add something to this magical business. The programme offers the opportunity to gain first hand work experience within your chosen degree discipline.

The Team
Head count in the Irish studio team is a tight 4 (each of whom holds at responsibility for a number of areas). This consists of VP/GM (who also holds marketing director responsibilities); Publicity and promotions manager; trade and digital executive and sales manager (who also manages technical needs). The team is also supported administratively (3 days per week/PA to GM) and a sales consultant for holiday cover bringing the wider studio team to 6.
You will be working as part of the core studio marketing and publicity team.
The team is based in the Disney offices in Dublin. Other LOBs based in the office include Retail and Parks & Resorts.

The role

In this role you will primarily assisting the marketing and publicity team. This internship is vital in ensuring the teams delivery in 2016-2017. Specifically, the role with the Irish Studio Marketing team will involve production of campaign reports for internal use; administration support on marketing budgets and marketing related SAP; preparation of locally relevant decks (including national/Irish research) for external pitching and communications with trade, promotional & media partners (approximately 75%). As well as supporting all appropriate marketing, publicity & event activity (approximately 25%).

Other areas of responsibility:

  • Supporting the wider Marketing team company-wide as ‘Irish Experts’ which involves working with the lines of business based in Ireland (store, retail and parks/resorts) to maximize results; and also lines of business operating in Ireland from the UK (Disney Media Distribution; Channel; Interactive; Consumer products; Franchise) to whom the team provides guidance and support via campaigns; contacts; publicity & event management where & as appropriate.
  • You’ll support the General Manager in helping grow the Disney brand and business in Ireland including marketing and publicity support in planning; research and reporting of incremental business opportunity and activity.
  • General Admin duties.

Note: Given the nature of the work; it involves working regular evening and weekend events.

About you:

  • MUST be an undergraduate returning to full time education
  • MUST have the right to work in Ireland.
  • Be studying towards a related degree e.g. related Marketing, Media or Business based degree.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good at prioritising and a natural ability to tackle various admin duties
  • A passion for Marketing
  • A knowledge of the film & entertainment industry.

Essential to the success of this role:

  • Creativity and innovation – Demonstrate creative thinking and ability to construct knowledge.
  • Communication and collaboration – Use media (digital and traditional) and environments to communicate and work collaboratively.
  • Research and Information fluency – Ability to apply all appropriate tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making – critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate tools (digital and traditional) and resources.
  • Technology operations and concepts – demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations and an ability to utilise same.

We will give you the opportunity to gain experience working for the world’s most leading entertainment company! There is no better place to show what you’re made of – apply now!

What next?

Please click through to the following link to attach an up to date CV and covering letter; please ensure you include the following in your covering letter:

  1. Why have you chosen Disney as the organisation to complete your internship?
  2. Why have you chosen this preferred placement area (i.e. Marketing etc.)?
  3. Why should the Disney team choose you for the next 12 months?

Application deadline: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Please note, due to the volume of applicants, we will not consider applicants who are not returning to full time education in September 2018.

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Call For: Disney Customer Marketing Manager

Call for

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Disney Ireland are looking for a Disney Customer Marketing Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Retail Marketing Manager to join the Dublin Head Office Team.

The marketing manager will be responsible for designing and implementing Disney led corporate campaigns within Ireland. You will be leading the marketing strategy, and manage the marketing of new product launches to the relevant markets and organise launch activities, promotions, and competitive messaging.

Apply Now / Email:

Deadline: 10th March 2014


50 jobs at Dublin’s award-winning Boulder Media for new Disney series

Disney EMEA today announced that it has started production in Ireland, on a new action-packed animated comedy, Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Set to premiere on Disney XD from autumn 2012 and air in more than 129 countries worldwide, the series follows the fast-paced adventures of unlikely hero Randy Cunningham who, armed with his magic demon fibre suit, the teachings of the ‘Ninja-ing’ (an 800 year old Ninja guide for dummies) and his best buddy, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction!

Disney’s London based production hub has commissioned BAFTA award-winning animation company Boulder Media in Ireland and Titmouse Inc in Los Angeles, USA to produce the animated 52 x 11 minute series for Disney XD. Dublin-based Boulder Media is handling the series from animation through to post-production and has already hired 50 additional artists and animators to work on the project for its two year duration. Emmy Award winning studio Titmouse Inc based in LA, USA is leading the pre-production creative for the series.

Each eleven minute episode follows Randy Cunningham and his best buddy Howard as they navigate everyday teenage life at High School while taking on monsters and madmen bent on freeing an evil 800 year old Sorcerer imprisoned beneath Norrisville High by the original ninja and guarded ever since by Randy’s predecessors.

Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja stars Emmy Award-winning comedian and writer Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House of Lies, Everybody’s Fine) as the voice talent for Randy Cunningham; the voice of Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spamalot, Charlie’s Angels) as the evil Sorcerer; Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation) as Mrs Driscoll, Randy’s science teacher; Emmy award-winning John Oliver (Smurfs, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as Coach Green and Andrew Caldwell (Transformers, My Name is Earl) as Howard. John DiMaggio (Futurama, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Chowder) is McFist and Kevin Michael Richardson (Static Shock, Justice League, Powerpuff Girls) is Viceroy. The series is created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas whose previous credits include Scooby Doo and Paris Hilton’s My New BFF ; Emmy and Annie award-winning Shaun Cashman (Director: The Penguins of Madagascar, Chowder) is Supervising Director and Otto Tang (Metalocalypse) is Art Director. Guest voice talent includes: Andy Dick, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Weatherspoon, Andy Richter and Sterling Knight.

Tricia Wilber, Chief Marketing Officer, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA & General Manager, Disney Channels EMEA comments, ‘Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja is our most global production yet. Driven by the team here in London, the series draws on talent from both sides of the Atlantic to help create a world class show. We are thrilled to be working with the outstanding teams at Boulder in Ireland and Titmouse in LA on this project.’

Marc Buhaj Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels, EMEA said: ‘Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja is one of an exciting new wave of global Disney XD series. This animated project combines a unique mix of full-on buddy comedy with awesome ninja action and is set to explode into the hearts and minds of Disney XD viewers around the world.’

Producer Anne Tweedy, Boulder Media adds, ‘We have recruited some of the best animators, BG artists and compositors from Finland, Italy, Poland, Denmark, England, Scotland, Spain and Portugal, though the majority of the crew is Irish. We are fortunate to have a highly skilled core crew and we have found the additional crew is adding to our company’s strength in creativity and production.’

Created in May 2007, Disney’s London based production hub drives the investment in and development of animation and live action content outside North America, for both European and global distribution. It has already achieved great success with series such as Jungle Junction (Disney Junior) and Rated A for Awesome (Disney XD) and has recently announced new animated productions for Disney Junior – Winnie The Pooh’s Tales of Friendship and The Happy Hugglemonsters.

Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja will be broadcast on Disney XD globally from autumn 2012.



IFTA welcomes Disney/Pixar's John Lasseter to Dublin for a special In Conversation With Event

(Cars 2)

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA), with thanks to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland, is delighted to announce two-time Academy Award®-winning writer/director/producer John Lasseter will be the subject of IFTA’s next In Conversation With… event on Monday 25th of July. Commenting on the In Conversation With… John Lasseter event, IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty said:

It is with great pleasure that we welcome John Lasseter to Ireland for this very special IFTA creative learning event. The animation sector is one of the strongest within the Irish industry with home-produced feature film and television productions achieving great success and reaching record audiences in Ireland around the globe. To see John Lasseter, one of the world’s leading pioneers of animated storytelling, share his vast knowledge and experience will be a huge thrill for Members of IFTA and his many Irish fans.”

Also featured at this Animation in Focus will be a special screening of John Lasseter’s latest animated film Cars 2 (below), which he directed and wrote – a follow up to his 2006 Golden Globe winning feature Cars.

Denise Ream, producer of Cars 2 and associate producer of Disney/Pixar’s Oscar winning feature animation Up, will also take part in the Q&A. The IFTA In Conversation With…John Lasseter will be chaired by film critic and journalist Paul Byrne.


John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award®-winning director and creatively oversees all films and associated projects from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Lasseter made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with Toy Story, the first-ever feature-length computer-animated film and, since then, has gone on to direct A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and Cars.

His executive-producing credits include Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Bolt and last year’s critically acclaimed Up, the first animated film ever to open the Cannes Film Festival and the recipient of two Academy Awards® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. Lasseter also served as executive producer for Disney’s Oscar®-nominated films The Princess and the Frog and Tangled as well as Pixar’s most recent Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, Toy Story 3, which is based on a story written by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich.

Lasseter wrote, directed and animated Pixar’s first short films, including Luxo Jr., Red’s Dream, Tin Toy and Knick Knack. Luxo Jr. was the first three-dimensional computer-animated film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award® when it was nominated for Best Animated Short Film in 1986; Tin Toy was the first three-dimensional computer-animated film ever to win an Academy Award® when it was named Best Animated Short Film in 1988. Lasseter has executive-produced all of the studio’s subsequent shorts, including Boundin’, One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Partly Cloudy, Day & Night and the Academy Award®-winning Geri’s Game (1997) and For the Birds (2000).

Under Lasseter’s supervision, Pixar’s animated feature and short films have earned a multitude of critical accolades and film-industry honors. Lasseter himself received a Special Achievement Oscar® in 1995 for his inspired leadership of the Toy Story team. He and the rest of the screenwriting team of Toy Story also earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, the first time an animated feature had ever been recognized in that category.

In 2009, Lasseter was honored at the 66th Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The following year, he became the first producer of animated films to receive the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. Lasseter’s other recognitions include the 2004 Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery award from the Art Directors Guild, an honorary degree from the American Film Institute, and the 2008 Winsor McCay Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for career achievement and contribution to the art of animation.

Prior to the formation of Pixar in 1986, Lasseter was a member of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm Ltd., where he designed and animated The Adventures of Andre and Wally B, the first-ever piece of character-based three-dimensional computer animation, and the computer-generated Stained Glass Knight character in the 1985 Steven Spielberg-produced film Young Sherlock Holmes.

Lasseter was part of the inaugural class of the Character Animation program at California Institute of the Arts and received his B.F.A. in film in 1979. Lasseter is the only two-time winner of the Student Academy Award for Animation, for his CalArts student films Lady and the Lamp (1979) and Nitemare (1980). His very first award came at the age of 5, when he won $15 from the Model Grocery Market in Whittier, Calif., for a crayon drawing of the Headless Horseman.


The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is the stimulation of original and creative production work, and the encouragement of excellence through recognition, education and leadership in film and television. 

IFTA runs a year-round programme of learning events and activities including; Masterclasses, previews screenings, Q&As, Tributes, In Conversation With…, panel and chapter focused events throughout the year, along with the annual industry Awards Ceremony.

Previous guests at IFTA In Conversation With… events include screenwriters Graham Linehan, Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais; actors Peter O’Toole, David Kelly and Ciarán Hinds; producer Redmond Morris and director Dearbhla Walsh.

For further information about IFTA visit


Disney Pixar Cars 2 is directed by John Lasseter and is the follow-up to his 2006 Golden Globe®-winning movie Cars. Star race car Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colourful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.
Disney Pixar Cars 2 is out in Irish cinemas on July 22, 2011, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theatres.