Internship - Show Engineering/Show Systems - Summer 2020
Universal Studios
Orlando, FL, US
6d ago

At Universal Creative, we design, develop and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable to drive growth for Universal Parks & Resorts worldwide.

Our innovative attractions, immersive theme parks and world-class resorts fuse art and technology to create new standards in the themed entertainment industry.

Our Team Members are the driving force behind Universal Creative. With their diverse skills and forward-thinking ideas, our team pushes us beyond the boundaries of what’s possible to achieve the extraordinary.

Together, we’re creating a Universe of fun, always ensuring the next thing we do is better than the last thing we did.

JOB SUMMARY : The intern will support the Show Engineering Team with the design development of a variety of show systems including but not limited to Animation, Special Effects, Rockwork, Show Set, Show Controls, Lighting, and Audio / Video.

Intern will get to work with cross functional teams across Universal Creative to further designs, solve critical problems, and propose innovative ideas to the project and company


  • Review and provide feedback on design review documentation including drawings, engineering calculations, and safety plans.
  • Create creative and technical mockups to demonstrate functionality of show systems to Creative Studio, Ride & Show, and Facilities Teams
  • Analyse data, create models and drawings, and perform engineering calculations to solve complex technical challenges.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with operational, technical services, and EHS stakeholders to ensure the design meets the standards of key stakeholders
  • Prepare scope documents and technical articles to ensure the team’s technical solutions match up with Creative intent
  • Complete day-to-day tasks as needed for the ride and show team
  • 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 a Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution with current class standing of Junior 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 may include : Mechanical Engineering, Electrical / Controls Engineering, Civil Engineering, Technical Theater, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering

    Skills for success in role includes but not limited to :

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience with any type of Computer Aided Design Software (SolidWorks and AutoCAD preferred)
  • Must have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Must be able to handle a variety of competing tasks and priorities
  • Previous work experience in an Engineering, Supply Chain, Design, Facilities Design, Construction, Maintenance, Theme Park Operations, or equivalent field is highly encouraged but not preferred
  • Background in Technical Theater, Themed Entertainment Design, Robotics, Set Design, Lighting / AV Design (Preferred)
  • General interest in the Themed Entertainment Industry
  • Consistent attendance.
  • Please note the following :

  • Universal Creative does not provide housing. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Summer Internships are from May 2020 to August 2020.
  • 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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