Career and Internship Opportunities - Burbank, Glendale, Irwindale, Los Angeles, Rosemead, West Hollywood, Calif.; Basking Ridge, N.J.

 Bill Imada Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
October 21, 2017
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope you are having a great start to your weekend!  It will surpass the 100-degree mark here in Los Angeles!  The weatherman says L.A. will break a heat record today or tomorrow.
Here are a few career and internship opportunities.  Please feel free to circulate to your networks.
Warm regards,

City of West Hollywood
Public Information Officer
West Hollywood, Calif.
Courtesy of Mr. Stefan Pollack, President of the Pollack PR Marketing Group.
$8,584 - $10,968 per month plus excellent benefits.
The Public Information Officer (PIO) is a key position in the City of West Hollywood’s Communications Department, which is committed to providing timely, accurate, and factual information to reporters, stakeholders, and the general public. The Public Information Officer works collaboratively with a highly creative Communications team and across departments and divisions at West Hollywood City Hall to coordinate a wide variety of functions related to communications, public relations, media relations, branding, and marketing. This includes writing, editing, and production of an array of materials, press releases, and other content, as well as working collaboratively with leadership and City Council on communications activities, and developing related community engagement efforts. The PIO also serves as a primary liaison during crisis communications and provides support for many functional areas including advertising, social media, outreach, and more.
The ideal candidate is hard-working, organized, self-directed, detail-oriented, and passionate about communications and community engagement. The ideal candidate has a strong background and track record of success in one or more fields including journalism; public sector and/or nonprofit organizations; or advocacy work, and is knowledgeable about public policy in areas related to progressive issues, LGBT rights, and more. This position requires demonstrated experience and knowledge of public relations, public information, communications, and/or media relations processes and the ideal candidate understands the local and regional media market. Success in the position requires political savvy; keen accuracy; excellent judgement; exceptional writing, editing and verbal skills; and the ability to distill complex issues into accessible information on tight deadlines, as well as comfortability in working in a fast-paced team environment.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in communications, journalism, or related field. Master’s degree desirable. Minimum of 4 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Accreditation in Public Relations (desirable)
The City of West Hollywood is like no other city in the world. The City has a strong progressive voice and a rich history of community activism and involvement. Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the
City of West Hollywood was incorporated in 1984. At only 1.9 square miles, West Hollywood is a robust economic and cultural center instilled with idealism, innovation, and civic pride.
The City of West Hollywood offers an engaging and positive workplace setting that embraces people from diverse backgrounds and encourages creativity.
Applicants must submit a completed online City job application and supplemental questions by the filing deadline. To apply and view additional job information please visit If you are unable to submit your application materials online you may contact
(323) 848-6860. AA/EOE. The City of West Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer. The City provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) and prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, age and pregnancy. If you have questions or need special accommodations with the recruitment process please contact Clarice Trinidad at (323) 848-6418 or To learn more about the City of West Hollywood, visit

Southern California Edison
Corporate Communications Summer Internship 2018 – Two Positions
Rosemead, Calif. (in suburban Los Angeles)
Job Number:
Energy for What’s Ahead.
Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.
Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on key industry changing projects. We need your good ideas and your contributions to remain a leader in this industry.
Program Overview: 
This position is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) University and Campus Relations Internship Program. The Summer Internship program is a 10-12 week paid opportunity to gain hands-on experience with challenging work, while developing your skills, and building your network. The Summer Internship has an estimated start date of May/June 2018 and an estimated end date of August/September 2018. SCE offers these programs with the belief that learning and development are important parts of building future leaders. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in intern mixers, executive speaker series, site tours, community volunteer events, intern project expo, and cross-company networking.
We're big believers that diversity leads to innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
About Corporate Communications:             
Corporate Communications is comprised of many groups, including Brand & Advertising, Creative Services, Corporate Giving, Key Initiatives, Emerging Issues and Digital & Social Media. Our primary responsibility is to keep our various stakeholders informed about all manner of vital company news/information, ranging from the hyper-urgent (such as storms/widespread power outages) to the not-so-urgent-but-still-essential (such as how to be more energy efficient).
Position Overview: First Position
SCE Corporate Communications is seeking a summer intern with a communications interest and background to help activate the new Edison brand through both internal and external channels.  The successful candidate may work on projects including: the employee brand campaign (creative strategy, photo and video shoots, message development); enterprise digital communications; portal redesign;  employee engagement campaigns; customer ad campaigns; style guide; digital asset management; social media campaigns; content marketing; and brand governance.
Position Overview: Second Position
SCE Corporate Communications is seeking a summer intern with a communications interest and background to help customers and employees understand the exciting changes in the way we deliver clean energy to our customers and our commitment to the communities we serve. The successful candidate may work on projects including: updates to external and internal web pages on electric vehicles, battery storage and grid modernization and develop/ track a communications plan to build awareness of our Energy Assistance Fund, which helps income-qualified customers who are having trouble paying their electric bills. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Must currently be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design, Video Production or closely related field at an accredited institution.
  • Graduation date of December 2018 or later.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 or higher as determined by your institution.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate social media and/or direct-to-customer communications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of social media publishing platforms (like Sprout Social)
  • Demonstrated advanced experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Adobe Experience Manage (AEM), Illustrator and Exact Target.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to build interpersonal relationships with clients, peers and management.
  • Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
  • Location: Rosemead
  • Official transcripts will be verified during the interview process.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. As a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency, we are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. With headquarters in Rosemead, Calif.
To be considered for either or both of these positions, visit:
Please note that SCE also has 2018 summer internship openings in other areas, including:
  • Finance
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Information Technology
  • Meter Engineering
  • Integrated Innovation and Moderization
  • Plant Engineering
  • Legal
  • Audit

Program Manager
Los Angeles
From Mr. Myron Quon, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse.
NAPAFASA is a national nonprofit agency, and the country’s sole national organization focused on behavioral health issues and related needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Manager is responsible for ensuring programmatic and administrative goals of project grants. NAPAFASA is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual to assume this role. This is a full-time salaried position. The Program Manager supervises and recruits other program staff, interns, and volunteers. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, have excellent time-management capabilities, and be proactive in order to be successful.
Examples of Duties:
  1. Manage the daily operations of the Problem Gambling Prevention Technical Assistance and Training Project and other similar projects. Duties include monitoring and meeting project deliverables, contract reporting, staff and consultant supervision, and delivery of technical assistance and training.
  2. Provide technical assistance to appropriate organizations throughout California. Technical assistance includes presentations, workshops, curriculum development, and outreach.
  3. Maintain records of program activities, file reports on services rendered on a timely basis, make recommendations regarding how to improve the technical assistance and training services, and participate in project planning and evaluation.
  4. Manage the translation needs of various outreach materials
  5. Supervise and manage the continuing education approval process, including accreditation, for various providers of continuing education for behavioral health professionals.
  6. Manage proposal writing and fundraising.
  7. Other duties as assigned.
  1. Graduate degree in behavioral health or related field preferred, ideally with graduate level clinical education/training specifically in substance use disorders, mental health, and problem gambling prevention and/or treatment and related services.
  2. Relevant experience in providing technical assistance and training, program development, and knowledge and skills in working with multicultural populations.
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills. Bilingual skills preferred, especially with an understanding of the challenges related to translation and interpretation.
  4. Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  5. Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  6. Ability to travel, including by privately owned vehicle.
Compensation and Hours:
  1. This is a full-time exempt position.
  2. The position is located in Los Angeles, CA.
  3. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience (low $40K). Full medical benefits provided.
  4. Flexible work hours and ability to telecommute.
The successful candidate will: work well under pressure and gracefully handle stressful situations; will think critically/logically; have follow-through (must be able to follow up on, keep track of, and communicate status of multiple assignments); manage consultants and nonprofit partners across California; work independently once given direction; and, manage time efficiently and adhere to deadlines.
Please email a cover letter and CV to with Subject Line: Program Manager Opening. Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the applicant and will be granted on a rolling basis. NAPAFASA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

City of Hope
Senior Manager, Sponsorship Marketing and Celebrity Engagement
Irwindale, Calif. (in suburban Los Angeles)
Requisition ID:
Job Title: 
Senior Manager, Sponsorship Marketing & Celebrity Engagement
Position Summary:
The Senior Manager, Sponsorship Marketing & Celebrity Engagement will report to the Director, Cause Marketing and be part of the Cause Marketing team in the Marketing and Communications Department. This role will manage and grow existing properties including City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game and The Hope Experiment. The Senior Manager will drive all aspects of execution from organization, sponsor communication and solicitation of new sponsorships, budget oversight and event management and work collaboratively across the marketing and communications teams to layer in event services, digital, social media, and other marketing and communications programs and platforms that will strengthen the sponsorship programs and drive broader engagement. The Senior Manager will identify and present new sponsorship and partnership opportunities based on City of Hope strategic objectives. Partnering with the Philanthropy team, deepen organizational relationships with Industry partners and present additional ways to leverage support. Sponsorships and events are expected to contribute to established revenue goals. An important aspect of this role is celebrity relationship cultivation and management including establishing, activating and maintaining personal contact and leveraging those relationships to further the mission of City of Hope.
Key Responsibilities include:
Sponsorship and Cause Marketing
  • Key relationship lead for all ongoing events and sponsorship programs managed within the Marketing and Communications department
  • Cultivate and grow the impact of existing events to further grow awareness of and funding for City of Hope
  • Oversee cross-functional integration of marketing and communications teams to affect success, including P&L responsibility
  • Manage and maximize existing cause marketing partnerships
  • Develop new events and sponsorship offerings, including creation of accompanying marketing materials and resources
  • Partner with Philanthropy and Industry groups to leverage support for programs
  • Project management for key events with integrated team
  • Review and analyze programs regularly to ensure goals and objectives are met
Celebrity Engagement
  • Maintain, lead and grow relationships with celebrity advocates
  • Lead innovative thinking on best ways to optimize celebrity participation in City of Hope mission  
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years of experience in business development and marketing with focused experience in sponsorship development, and event and cause marketing.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism and competency dealing with a variety of individuals including physicians, senior executives, hospital administration, celebrities/VIPs, donors, and Boards of Directors.
  • Must have experience managing complex projects.
  • Demonstrated skills in initiating, planning and operationalizing a business development plan with clearly articulated goals
  • Demonstrated skills in initiating, planning and operationalizing a business development plan with clearly articulated goals
Preferred Education and Skills:
  • Sponsorship or event marketing at a top-tier corporation or non-profit organization.
  • Experience with business development soliciting sponsorships.
  • Event management experience.
  • Experience managing and involving celebrities in meaningful ways to support the mission.
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
For more information and to apply, visit:

City of Hope
Executive Director, Healthcare Policy and Advocacy
Irwindale, Calif.
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
Position Summary:
The Executive Director, Healthcare Policy & Advocacy, is responsible for aligning City of Hope’s policy, advocacy and government affairs agenda with the enterprise vision, mission and strategic goals. The Executive Director helps create a favorable external environment. The Executive Director is the institutional lead for interpreting the implications of both proposed and final federal and state laws and regulations, developing consensus on policy positions and leading advocacy and government relations strategies to advance those positions.
Reporting to the Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, the Executive Director is responsible for developing and delivering a strategic plan to enhance City of Hope’s sphere of influence on health care policy at the federal and state levels. The Executive Director develops consensus on City of Hope’s positions on federal and state health policy initiatives, legislation and regulations, and, when necessary, establishes and activates a national advocacy network to engage the public in supporting City of Hope policy positions. The Executive Director serves as a spokesperson for City of Hope on health policy issues.
The Executive Director leads a team of internal staff and external consultants (including outside lobbyists, political advisors and advocacy agencies) charged with building strong relationships with federal officials, members of their staff and other policy stakeholders in order to maintain appropriate channels of dialogue and influence.
This position leads a cross-functional team to set the policy agenda and outreach strategies to engage external stakeholders in City of Hope’s mission. The Executive Director serves as the primary institutional policy liaison with federal elected officials, administration officials, third-party organizations and key associations, and develops and influences the policy agenda for key alliances of which City of Hope is a member (including the Alliance for Dedicated Cancer Centers, Association of American Cancer Institutes, Research America, California Life Sciences Association and California Hospital Association).
The position is based in Southern California and travels to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on a twice-monthly basis.
Essential Functions:
  • Analyzes the external environment to evaluate and determine City of Hope policy priorities, and leads ongoing advocacy strategies that advance a comprehensive health care policy agenda supporting City of Hope’s interests. 
  • Provides leadership to staff and consultants engaged in building City of Hope’s working relationships with federal and state legislators, legislative staff, appointed officials, and leaders of third-party organizations and alliances. Ensures that elected and appointed officials and their staffs understand the impact of health care policies on City of Hope’s ability to serve its mission
  • Analyzes federal and state health care policy environment and identifies legislation and regulations to favorably impact the enterprise vision, mission and strategic goals.
  • Works with internal stakeholders to identify issues and work on solutions to legislative or regulatory issues. Directs advocacy activity to achieve City of Hope goals.
  • Prepares briefings for City of Hope leadership and facilitates interaction with policymakers on the evolving healthcare environment and positions City of Hope as a trusted, authoritative resource.
  • Represents City of Hope leadership with appropriate associations, including the ADCC, AACI, NCCN, CLSA and CHA/HASC.
  • Provides clear analysis and strategic recommendations on policy and advocacy issues to City of Hope leadership.
  • Ensures compliance with all required tax filings.
  • Travel required to Sacramento, California, and to City of Hope’s main campus required on at least a monthly basis.
Minimum Education: 
Bachelor’s Degree required.  Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.
Minimum Experience:  
20 years of progressively responsible experience in healthcare policy, advocacy and government relations, preferably in the health care arena. This experience should either include working for elected or appointed officials, or leadership role with a healthcare provider organization or a patient advocacy organization. Knowledge of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying laws and regulations is required.
Preferred Education:  
Advanced degree in related field preferred. Law degree (J.D. or L.L.B.) or a Master’s degree in Public Administration or Public Policy is a plus.
Preferred Experience:  
Experience in the field of governmental relations in a major health-care institution.  Mid-level to senior experience is essential. 
  • Executive, C-suite presence
  • Effective facilitator in various settings
  • Strong strategic leadership abilities
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Sound judgment and decision making
  • Exhibit a cooperative and team oriented attitude
  • Diplomacy; ability to effectively cultivate and maintain relationships
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Coach, train and instruct staff
  • Excellent organizational skills
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
For additional information and to apply, visit:

Marketing MBA Leadership Development Program
Basking Ridge, N.J.
What you’ll be doing...
You’ll be front and center, hands-on and contributing your creative energy, skills and experiences you’ve gained in your MBA program.  Learning from the best minds in the industry, you will strengthen your marketing and leadership skills by experiencing rotations across various areas of our business. While you build your network and participate in a leadership development curriculum, you’ll also work on high-impact projects that develop your skills in branding, product management, and marketing strategy. What you learn will help you grow personally and professionally. You’ll have a positive impact on our organization, and change the way our customers live, work, and play.
The Marketing MBA Leadership Development Program is a unique two year rotational program designed to develop future Marketing leaders at Verizon.
In your rotations, you may work in the following areas:
  • Business or consumer product management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Marketing operations
  • Branding
  • Promotions
In your rotations, you may have the opportunity to work on the following:
  • Own and manage revenue generation for a product or service portfolio.
  • Develop processes and partner with internal organizations and vendors ensuring projects are funded, on time and within budget.
  • Analyze and develop insights on the target customer segment.
  • Define marketing service requirements including use cases for how the customer will leverage the capability and characteristics of the customer experience, incremental subscriber and revenue forecast.
What we’re looking for...
You’re a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you’re always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable and work well in varying environments. Learning quickly is personally rewarding and inspires you to take smart risks.
You’ll need to have:
  • Current enrollment in a MBA degree program with a concentration in marketing, strategy, design, product management, data analytics, or media technology or a directly related area with an expected completion date of May 2018.
  • Four or more years of work experience in marketing, consulting, finance, data analytics, product management or development or engineering.
Even better if you have:
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proven record of academic, professional and leadership achievement.
  • Solid product management skills, with a technology focus.
  • Great communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Strong financial analysis background.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, visit:

Warner Bros. Pictures Group
Feature Production Trainee
Burbank, Calif.
Company Overview
Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.
Business Unit Overview
Warner Bros. Pictures Group (WBPG) produces, markets and distributes Warner Bros.’ slate of approximately 20 movies a year, including films from New Line Cinema. Our movies have generated industry-leading box office results and have won multiple Academy Awards in recent years. Warner Bros. Pictures is a global leader in the international marketing and distribution of feature films, operating in more than 30 countries and releasing films in more than 120 territories.
Opportunity Overview
Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of WB Studio Enterprises Inc. seeks a Feature Production Trainee for the Post Production department. As directed, is exposed to all facets of post-production, including policies and procedures. Provides assistance to Vice President, Post Production and other department personnel while learning all aspects of Feature Post Production.
What part will you play?
  • As directed, advises production and post production personnel of WB policies and procedures; provides information about contracts and services; charge numbers; explains petty cash procedures and assists with any other questions that post or production personnel may have.
  • As directed, disseminates information to various departments on the lot, including Music, Legal, Corporate Insurance, Business Affairs, Editorial and others, regarding feature post production issues.
  • Observes and interacts with various departments and crews to acquire a thorough understanding of all elements used in post-production including; attending meetings to learn how post production related problems are resolved.
  • Researches and gathers information from post production vendors in other countries and states to provide Post Production Supervisors with information regarding the desirability and/or feasibility of possible post production locations.
  • Manages Purchase Orders for shows; research billing / invoice issues.
  • Answers the phone for Post Production office and assists in filing and organizing paperwork; including updating the Post Production database, managing the editorial resume / vendor library, and assisting department heads and their assistants work flow.
  • Facilitates the setup of cutting rooms including; furniture and equipment rental, ID Cards, and parking assignments.
  • Assists in the coordination of screenings.
  • Liaise with freelance Post Production Supervisors to handle film cast/crew travel for ADR sessions, Publicity screenings, footage delivery, etc.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as assigned.
What do we require from you?
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Education in film, communication or related field is required.
  • Experience in the entertainment field required.
  • Approximately six months of feature film post production experience as a post-production coordinator, staff assistant, and/or post facility assistant is required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel.
  • Must have the ability to work under time constraints.
  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary.
  • Must be well organized and have good attention to detail.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to adapt to varied personalities associated with film production.
The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.
If interested, you have to demonstrate your value proposition on this opportunity:

Walt Disney Imagineering
Communications Internship – Spring 2018
Glendale, Calif.
Job ID 
Glendale, California, United States
Disney Parks & Resorts
Walt Disney Imagineering
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team as a Professional Intern in any of our segments that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
  • Provide overall support for a variety of WDI Communication and discipline-specific projects which support overall WDI and WDPR Public Affairs goals and objectives
  • Support special projects as defined by the Director of WDI Communications
  • Assist in the preparation of special projects and presentations, materials, etc.
  • Support a variety of executive communications requests.
  • Work with requesting organizations to determine details and logistics of events.
  • Assist executive engagement manager on special projects
  • Keep Imagineer Bios and headshots up to date
  • Coordinate with administrative team for overall department and organization (ensure processes are consistent and leveraged across all teams, manage office coverage)
  • Coordinate WDI Communications leadership work sessions, off-sites and events as assigned
  • Support and maintain project trackers with organization, consistency and efficiency
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive follow-up system
  • Assist in creating and managing a system of filing office records and documents, both digitally and in hard copy; file and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports
  • Maintain and update WDI executive engagement grid
  • Help compile and edit WDI weekly news briefing reports
Basic Qualifications
  • Problem Solving: Ability to solve problems with ease and speed.
  • Professionalism and Customer Service: Strong sense of customer service to all clients, including internal and external partners. Illustrates an attention to detail and exhibits the superior organization skills necessary to assist in coordinating all forms of communication (internal and external) for timely delivery of replies and processing information requests.
  • Writing and Oral Communications: Excellent written and verbal interpersonal and communications skills crucial to effective interaction with all levels of the organization including senior-level executives and their assistants. Key competency in spelling, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Organization: Ability to prioritize tasks and ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to handle confidential information and to exercise good judgment and discretion when managing sensitive issues.
  • Flexibility: Flexibility to work overtime as needed to attend to urgent priorities
  • Clerical: Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, transcription and other office procedures and terminology, phone, calendar maintenance, filing, etc. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and SAP.
Required Education
  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, in an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Communication/Marketing Communication/Visual Communication or related field
Company Overview
Internship Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from an accredited college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:

The approximate dates of this internship are January 2018 through June 2018. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Recommendation Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.
Additional Information
You must submit a College transcripts (official or unofficial) in order to be considered for this role.
Please review carefully and follow all instructions.  To secure more details, visit:

IW Group is not a personnel service.  We’re just doing this because we care.
Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
Tel. 213.262.0911 direct
Mobile 310.691.3462
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The National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable joins more than 300+ CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

HBCU Business Deans represent 83 campuses in 22 states & Virgin Islands. With more than 250,000 students enrolled.

The National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 
The National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable joins more than 300+ CEOs and presidents that have taken the pledge, committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
This extraordinary show of force builds on the energy from the launch and grows the potential impact of the pledge. By signing on to this commitment, The National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective of more than 300 signatories have already shared more than 300 actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the Initiatives unified hub Continuing this momentum, the signatories will convene at a closed-door discussion in November to discuss longer- term growth strategies that will advance the agenda.
HBCU Business Deans Roundtable, President and Chair, Division of Business of Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Joe Ricks comments, “As leaders of HBCU business programs this work is very important to us as both pipeline providers of diverse talent as well as thought leaders for creating diverse environments in our schools and the organizations where our students work.”
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via

Showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments.

To learn more visit and connect with us on Facebook: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction
Press Contacts:
Fields Jackson
Executive Director
HBCU Business Deans Roundtable



Chicago United Announces 2017 Business Leaders of Color Honorees

Corporate Membership and Advocacy Organization Honors Local Executives    

CHICAGO – October 16, 2017  Chicago United is pleased to announce the selection of 50 remarkable business professionals who drive transformational change and make an impact in the business community in the 2017 Business Leaders of Color publication. Released every two years since 2003, the Business Leaders of Color publication serves as a resource to increase inclusion of diverse candidates in Fortune 1,000 corporations’ boards of directors.

 The publication features individuals ready for boards of directors’ positions, with a broad range of professional experience and proven track records of success. Through their identification, Chicago United helps to accelerate inclusion of professionals of color in board governance. 

The 2017 Business Leaders of Color were selected from a nomination pool of 195 qualified candidates representing a wide variety of product and service industries.

 “When we created the Business Leaders of Color publication in 2003, our goal was to highlight and recognize exceptional corporate and civic diverse leaders who were ready to contribute as board directors for Fortune 1,000 companies,” said Gloria Castillo, president and CEO of Chicago United. “It’s been remarkable to see the individuals who have been honored over the years as Business Leaders of Color evolves into a network of the most influential diverse leaders in Chicago. Since the beginning, we have identified and featured nearly 370 board-ready candidates who have served in more than 230 corporate directorships.”

 Past Business Leaders of Color members include former First Lady Michelle ObamaValerie B. Jarrett, former senior advisor to former President Barack Obama; Adela Cepeda, managing director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC, and Board director, UBS Funds, Consulting Group Capital Markets Mutual Funds, Mercer Mutual Funds, and BMO Financial Corporation; Michelle L. Collins, president, Cambium LLC, and Board member of The PrivateBank, ULTA Beauty, and Health Care Service Corporation; Sonny Garg, solutions lead, Energy, Uptake; Aylwin B. Lewis, Board member, The Walt Disney Company and Marriott International Inc.; Lou Nieto, Board member of AutoZone, Ryder Systems Inc., and Fresh and Ready Foods; Luis Sierra, CEO - Global Aromatics, BP; and Don Thompson, founder, Cleveland Avenue, and former Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s Corporation.

 2017 Business Leaders of Color

 Shradha Agarwal, Co-Founder and President, Outcome Health

Luis A. Avila, General Counsel, Hispanic National Bar Association

Nichole Barnes Marshall, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, L Brands

Pat Auveek Basu, Senior Vice President, Optum/United Health Group

Cecelia Boden, Chief Delivery Officer, SDI Presence

Joseph Malik Bradley, Global Vice President IoT & Digital Services, Cisco Systems

George Burciaga, Managing Director of Global Municipal Development & Innovation, CIVIQ Smartscapes

Louis Carr, President Media Sales, BET Networks

Guoxing Chai, Global Head, Retail Banking Product Analytics, HSBC

Eduardo Conrado, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Innovation Office, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Stephen Davis, President, The Will Group

Billy Dec, Chief Executive Officer, Rockit Ranch Productions

Peter M. Ellis, Partner, Chair of Complex Litigation Practice and Executive Committee Member, Reed Smith

Opella F. Ernest, Chief Clinical Officer, Health Care Service Corporation

Verónica Gómez, Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Energy Policy and General Counsel, ComEd, An Exelon Company

Craig A. Griffith, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Pedro Antonio Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Guerrero Howe Custom Media

Steven V. Hunter, Attorney, Quarles & Brady LLP

Ted Jackson, Vice President Operations, Novolex

Rudy Juarez, Vice President and General Manager, Mexico, Latin America, Global Export, W.W. Grainger

Michael Leong, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Marco A. López, Co-Founder, elemento L2

Mike Maali, Midwest Regional Leader, Risk Assurance, PwC

Christopher C. Melvin, Jr., Managing Member, Melvin & Company

Carey Mendes, Regional Business Leader Global Oil Americas, BP America Inc.

Juan Gabriel Moreno, President, JGMA

Raj V. Nagarajan, Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Executive, Wintrust Financial Corporation

David C. Namkung, Managing Partner, Clarity Partners, LLC

Seema Pajula, Vice Chairman and U.S. Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

José Paz Peña, Jr., Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking for Illinois and Indiana, Fifth Third Bank

Sergio Pereira, President, Quill Corporation

Jose Luis Prado, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Evans Food

Maria de J. Prado, Partner, Prado & Renteria CPAs, Prof. Corp.

Anjoo Rai-Marchant, Chief Customer and Technology Officer, HighGround

Terika Richardson, President, Advocate Trinity Hospital

Debbie Roberts, President, East Zone, McDonald’s USA, LLC

Dee M. Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robinson Hill, Inc.

Levoyd E. Robinson, Managing Principal, CFI Partners

Robert Rodriguez, President, DRR Advisors

Emma L. Rodriguez-Ayala, Former General Counsel and Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial

Jacobo Schatz, Chief Operating Officer - Wealth Management, Northern Trust

Stacy Sharpe, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company

Luther E. Siebert, Vice President, Global Head of Core Map, Regional Map & Content, HERE Technologies

Srinivas Veeramasuneni, Vice President, Corporate Innovation Center, USG Corporation

Lisa W. Wardell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adtalem Global Education

Alex E. Washington, Managing Director, Wind Point Partners

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi, Associate General Counsel, John Bean Technologies Corporation

Paul S. Williams, Partner, Major, Lindsey and Africa/Allegis Partners

Melvin D. Williams, President, Nicor Gas

Ann Marie Wright, Chief Operating Officer, N.A. Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group

The 2017 Business Leaders of Color will be honored during the Chicago United Bridge Awards Dinner presentation onThursday, November 9, at the Hilton Chicago. To reserve tickets or request a copy of the 2017 Business Leaders of Color publication, please call (312) 977-3060 or visit the Chicago United website,      

About Chicago United

 Chicago United is a corporate membership and advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management, and business diversity. Founded in 1968, the organization is focused on transforming the Chicago region into the most inclusive business ecosystem in the nation by engaging the top publicly and privately held corporations in leading talent management and inclusive diversity practices. Chicago United’s signature programs include its Business Leaders of Color publication which showcases a diverse pool of corporate director candidates and the Five Forward Initiative™, designed to invigorate job creation in communities of color by increasing the scale of large MBEs in the Chicago region.
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