Decision Science Internship, Spring 2019 - Orlando, FL

Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
Aug 21, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Other job types
**Decision Science Internship, Spring 2019 - Orlando, FL**

The Disney Decision Science and Integration (DDSI) team supports clients across The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (i.e. ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment, Disney Theatrical Group (e.g., Broadway shows), and Disney Interactive Media in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing and optimization. Key partners to the DDSI organization include Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research and Operations. Roles within DDSI develop, analyze, and execute strategies to maximize profitability and improve the value proposition for our Guests, Cast Members, and Shareholders.

**We Are:**

The Decision Science team creates innovative scientific models and data-driven decision support tools that are used by business units across The Walt Disney Company to make better business decisions. From establishing appropriate science methodologies to implementing continuous innovation, the Decision Science team is instrumental in determining the success of our entire global enterprise.

**Responsibilities :** **Make an impact by** building operations research and statistical models for various revenue management and pricing systems. The interns help in this process by:

+ Performing data collection, data cleaning, data validation, and reporting tasks for revenue management systems and applications

+ Supporting the analysis and validation of forecasting and optimization models

+ Modeling and analyzing revenue management, pricing, marketing, and other business analytics application using various mathematical, statistical, and simulation techniques

**Basic Qualifications :**

**What You Bring to the Role:**

+ Strategic problem solving & analytical skills

+ Experience with statistical, forecasting, or optimization software

+ Proficient in at least one of the following: R, Python, Gurobi, CPLEX, or SAS

+ Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail

+ Aptitude and willingness to learn new science, software applications and tools

+ Experience gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and reporting on the results

+ Proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint

**Preferred Qualifications :**

+ Familiarity with MATLAB, SQL, or Tableau

+ Experience using machine learning algorithms

+ Proficiency with statistical methods such as linear regression, generalized linear models, and hierarchical/mixed models

+ Proficiency with linear programming and / or dynamic programming implementations

+ Proficiency with forecasting methodologies

+ Proficiency with Bayesian statistics

+ Proficiency with discrete event simulation

+ Prior research or industrial experience in revenue management, pricing, and/or supply chain applications

**Required Education :**

+ Graduate Level student or recently graduated from a Graduate program (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Master's Degree or PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Math, Economics or related field

+ GPA of 3.0 or higher

**Company Overview :**

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

**Additional Information :**

+ Must be enrolled in a 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 a college/university within the past six (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

+ 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 Dates:** **Interns must be fully available from January 2019 through June 2019.**

+ **Required Materials:** Resume and transcripts must be uploaded at time of online application.

+ **Housing:** A limited number of housing is available for Florida based participants. Interns are able to sign up for housing once they have accepted an internship offer.

+ **Transportation:** Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.


**Job ID:** 579223BR

**Location:** Lake Buena Vista,Florida

**Job Posting Company:** Disney Parks & Resorts