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Disney College Programs and Internships: Extensions

Your guide to Butler and Disney College Programs and Internships!

I Didn't Get the Link to Apply

The two most common reasons for this occurrence are:

1. You’re not eligible and your extension recruitment season isn’t here yet. As a reminder, here is, generally speaking, our extension recruitment timing:

  • April/May/June departures will be asked to extend in late February/March
  • July/August departures will be asked to extend in June
  • January departures will be asked to extend in early October.

2. Your email address is incorrect on DORMS or your spam/bulk folders are holding Housing’s message hostage.

 

Canceling Extension

You can cancel your extension up until the date that occurs first: 

  1. Your extension arrival date (printed on your offer letter) OR
  2. Your current program's original departure date.

***Please submit your cancellation and allow three to four business days for processing***

Refunds

In the event you accept a Professional Internship, full-time or part-time opportunity within The Walt Disney Company, if your new role begins prior to your transfer date, an Extension Program fee refund will be processed two weeks after your transfer date. You will receive an email from DORMS when your refund is processed. Please contact your recruiter for timing questions.

Refunds will not be given for other cancellation reasons.

How do I Apply for an Extension?

WDW College Program

  • Extension recruitment takes place three times per year:
    • April/May/June departures will be asked to extend in late February/March.
    • July/August departures will be asked to extend in June.
    • January departures will be asked to extend in early October.Recruitment determines who is eligible to extend based on their current departure date and original arrival date (cannot participate on programs over 12 months).
  • Eligible participants will receive communication to the email address listed on DORMS approximately one week prior to application go-live. This communication includes a sneak-peak about what to expect, new role opportunities and when to apply.
  • Extension program requirements are listed on the job posting. Be sure to fully read the posting before applying.
  • Participants should make sure their email address on DORMS is correct.
  • The application is opened for a limited time.
  • When the extension application is open, The application link will be sent from DORMS to eligible participants. This link should not be forwarded.

WDW Culinary Program

  • Extension opportunities for the Disney Culinary Program are offered throughout the year.
  • Extension messages are sent via the Disney Careers Dashboard to current Culinary Program participants, 4-6 weeks prior to their scheduled end date.
  • Recruitment determines who is eligible to extend based on their record card and current departure date as well as their original arrival date (cannot participate on programs over 12 months).
  • Extension applicants could be considered for a Cook 1 role based on the following qualifications: 3 years of culinary experience, OR 2 years of culinary experience AND a culinary degree/certificate.
  • A resume reflecting the most recent work experience will need to be submitted at the time of the application.
  • Your desired new end date must be at least two months past your original end date, up to a year from your original start date. This new date must also fall on a Thursday.
  • Extension details and requirements are listed on the message. Be sure to fully read these before applying.
  • Participants need to make sure their email address in their Disney Careers Dashboard is current.

WDW International Program

  • Academic Exchange and Cultural Exchange participants are not eligible to extend due to visa restrictions.
  • Cultural Representatives should request an extension through their work location.
  • Australia/New Zealand participants should submit a request. Create a subject line with "AU/NZ extension request" and include full name, Perner and your availability in the body of the request.

DLR College Program 

  • There are not currently extension opportunities for Disneyland Resort College Program participants, both Housing and Local/Commuter programs.

Professional Internships
Please contact your work location leader to discuss if an extension opportunity is available.

Extension Housing

Program Extension Application with Moments with Molly

CONTACT

Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937

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