Digital Studio Services Intern, Studios - Summer 2018

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Burbank, CA, USA
  • Mar 29, 2018
Intern Business Analytics Data Analysis Data Collection Digital Media Forecasting Market Research Python Quality Assurance (QA) Quantitative R

Job Description

Disney Digital Studio Services provides on-lot technical and creative services at the Walt Disney Studios related to finishing and distributing movies across The Walt Disney Companies portfolio of brands (Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation and Pictures. We are focused on the future and how Disney can lead the way. Our Mission is to help our colleagues and filmmakers master challenges and complexities of today's digital production, post production, marketing and distribution workflows.


  • QA End to End analysis
    • Partner with various departments across Studio operations to identify each areas and extent a QC step occurring within the workflow, starting with source components down to package deliverables.
    • Model out costs associated with each QC step
    • Contribute to informing a future cost/time savings QC strategy that also improves quality
  • Data Refinement strategy
    • Identify ways to clean up a large amount of unstructured data that results from QC reports and various operational spreadsheets.
    • Ascertain patterns within the data sets that would allow for formulaic approaches to gather data into a database structures that will allow for analysis and improved modeling.
    • Contribute to streamlining duplicate efforts around data collection and look for solutions to prevent redundancy.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proven interest in media & entertainment; specific interest/experience in post-production is a plus
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong Excel (quantitative analysis/modeling) and presentation making skills (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi)
  • Strong experience with Visio or equivalent
  • Ability to take direction, work independently, multitask, and adapt to change

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience ideally in roles involving cross-departmental projects and multiple stakeholder-management
  • Good applied statistic skills, such as distributions, statisical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools
  • Understanding of database querying language and Statistical programming languages like R or Python a plus

Required Education

Pursuing undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, or Operations Management

Additional Information

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Unrestricted work authorization
  • Available full time for 12 weeks from May/June through August/September
  • Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation. Position is located in Burbank, CA.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application

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