College internships

Friday, January 16, 2004 11:29 AM
I did a search and could not find anything on this site, i was just wondering how many colleges offer internships at parks. I am visiting Miami Ohio tomarrow and i know that they have interships available at PKI. Just wondering, thanks
Friday, January 16, 2004 11:34 AM
From what I know of a few Big East schools, Engineering programs basically let you create your own internship. If you can get the park to agree to work out an internship with the school, you can make your own. Pitt, WVU and VaTech all do that to my knowledge.
Friday, January 16, 2004 12:42 PM
My x-girlfriend got an offer for an internship at Dutch Wonderland for marketing.
Friday, January 16, 2004 12:43 PM
thanks a lot
Friday, January 16, 2004 12:45 PM
Cedar Point's got plenty. I'm not sure if it's a specific college that does the internship, but it can count on your resume if you work at the park. Check out for more info.

Wow. I sound like I work there or something.

Wait. ;)

Friday, January 16, 2004 1:09 PM
Really the schools aren't offering the internships at parks.. The parks are offering the positions. There just happen to be students from those schools that take the positions. You more or less should be looking to the park, not the specific school, since the park has the final say in who gets the job over someone else.
Friday, January 16, 2004 1:27 PM
I know for sure that Disneyland offers summer internship programs for both undergraduates and graduates. Check out the resort's website at for more info, I can't remember the exact link.
Friday, January 16, 2004 2:03 PM
Be careful what you get into. A college internship at a park might sound great but the reality is that you may learn very little and just be a "glorified" worker. Disney has a somewhat structured program with business seminars each week but a lot of schools don't think it is enough to qualify as a full-fledged internship.

Find out if they have a structured internship program, if you can see the course outline or a synopsis of the program.

If you are in recreation and a park offers you a position of running a ride all day long that hardly qualifies as an internship.

Just do some homework before picking one.

Friday, January 16, 2004 5:57 PM
Sometimes there are internships posted in this section of the IAAPA website.

*** Edited 1/16/2004 11:00:09 PM UTC by Matt D***


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