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Internship – Universal Creative – Show Set Design (Summer 2023)

Summer 2023 Semester:
  • Applications Close: March 3rd, 2023, at 11:55PM ET. Submit your application as soon as possible – don’t delay!
  • Program Dates:  Approximately May 2023 – August 2023

JOB SUMMARY: This intern will be part of the design team and have the opportunity to touch key aspects of the Show Set Design process including final design, shop drawing reviews, and integration with facilities and ride design. Work closely with all various groups that collaborate to create a themed attraction. Mentee in portfolio development and general industry knowledge.

  • Assists with the creation of mockups, models, and samples.
  • Assists with coordinating between various design partners (SFX, AV, Operations, Mechanical and architecture).
  • Assists with execution of design deliverables – Drawing packages, sketches, and bid packages.
  • Finalizes designs of structures and items that will create an attraction.
  • Reviews vendor/contractor shop drawings ensuring compatibility with facility and ride requirements.
  • Attends site walks and review construction work to verify it aligns to design.
  • Creates drawings and review construction, fabrication, and sample progress.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training, and Team Member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution with current class standing of Sophomore or above.
  • Recent graduates will not be eligible for this program.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is preferred. 
  • An official transcript may be required upon request.
  • Preferred majors include: Themed Entertainment Design, Architecture, Production Design, Set Design, Theatrical Design
  • Preferred coursework completed: Themed Entertainment, Architecture, Set Design, Illustration, Digital Design, Game Design
EXPERIENCE: Prior internship experience related to position is preferred.

Preferable skills for success in role include but not limited to:
  • AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Suite, and Sketchup experience required.
  • Rhino, 3DS Max, Maya, Unreal, Lumion, and/or Enscape experience preferred.
  • Must be efficient in Microsoft Office Programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and organization. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Superior written & verbal communication skills.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously and/or in teams.
  • Consistent attendance.

Please note the following:
  • This internship will be an in-person experience, based in our Orlando offices.
  • Interns must be currently pursuing a degree at an accredited university, and must have a graduation date later than August 2023.
  • Universal Orlando does not provide housing. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
  • In addition to all of our internships being paid, you may be eligible for financial assistance towards housing if applicable. Specific details about eligibility would be provided at the time of offer.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means. 

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