In the ever-growing world of technology, it can be difficult to know what to include in a job application and resume. We have compiled a list of tips to help you when applying to a technology internship.
1. Show us your skills
Consider adding a “Technical Skills” section to your resume where you can specify your proficiencies with programming languages, frameworks, libraries, and systems. It is important to specify which skills you possess or even those you are working towards. Never assume that recruiters will know what skills you possess.
2. Do Your Research
The Walt Disney Company is comprised of various business segments and while most offer technology internships, it is important to understand each business and what their work entails. For example, if you apply for a mobile engineering internship that works with the My Disney Experience app, it would be in your best interest to download and familiarize yourself with it. If you apply for a web development internship with ESPN, you should familiarize yourself with the different features on the ESPN websites.
3. Keep Learning
As technology is constantly changing and growing, as so must your skills. In order to stay relevant in this field, you must continue to learn and practice your skills. Consider participating in hackathons, research experiences, or other project work in order to do so. These experiences will also provide great material to use in an interview.
4. Communication is Key
Technical skills are of course very important when applying for an internship, but we are also looking for candidates with strong communication skills. Our technology internships are collaborative, project-based experiences in which interns are contributing members of the team, so we are always looking for individuals who are able to communicate effectively.
5. Read the Job Description
Did you know that Disney technology internships are available in seven different geographical locations, during three different seasons (spring, summer, and fall), and some are part-time, while others are full-time? We know applying for internships can be time consuming, but with so many varying factors, it’s crucial to read job postings carefully so you can be sure of your submission. Thoroughly reading the job description will also help you prepare for an interview!