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Graduate Legal Internship

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
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Hybrid Work
£26,500 a year
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Job Description

Join Disney for a challenging and rewarding 12 – 18 month graduate internship!

During an internship at Disney, you will get the chance to work side by side with industry leaders. You will gain valuable skills working within one of the strongest family of brands on a global scale while building lasting connections. Imagine that!

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

This role will require you to be onsite 4 days a week.

About The Internship in the Disney Entertainment distribution legal team

You’ll be involved in supporting the distribution of Disney's movies, TV series, television channels, and the ever-expanding Disney+ streaming service. Your contribution will be key to delivering Disney's storytelling to diverse audiences globally. Work during this internship will include drafting, legal review, contract administration as well as general commercial legal work supporting the Disney Entertainment distribution business. You will primarily support lawyers working on distribution of content to French clients but will also gain experience of working with other lawyers and on other territories.

For this role we will be looking for you to demonstrate your proficiency in French – this can be through a French Law Degree and fluency in speaking and reading in French.


  • Must be a law graduate (French or English law) or have completed the GDL

  • Must be native French speaker or fluent in French

  • Must have the right to work in the UK already in place

  • Must demonstrate a real passion for a career in the legal profession; this opportunity will suit someone who is looking to gain some professional experience ahead of completing the SQE in the UK or equivalent legal qualification in France


  • A strong interest in a future career in the legal profession

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels in a professional and mature manner

  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and undertake various administrative duties

  • Strong MS Office skills

  • Available to start at the beginning of September 2024

Why should you join us?

  • Exposure to a wide range of matters across the spectrum of the Disney Entertainment distribution business – primarily licensing of content (movies and TV series), channels (Disney channels, Fox channels, National Geographic channels) and the Disney+ streaming service, as well as other general commercial in-house legal work

  • Opportunity for ownership of discreet legal projects

  • Operational and administrative skills development

  • Training and mentorship from an experienced in-house legal team who work across multiple lines of Disney business

  • Constructive on-the-job training as well as companywide learning and development initiatives

  • Learn how decisions and actions are made within a global business environment he opportunity to find creative and new solutions to support the in-house legal team to deliver the best support across multiple lines of Disney business.

  • Take on real responsibility and become an essential part of an encouraging team

  • Have the support and network of a large community of interns

  • Access to join and support our Employee Resource Groups ranging from WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group – TRUST

  • 12 – 18-month placement depending on the individual & business need

  • Annual salary of £26,500 with 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Discounts & Perks: You are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort food & beverage and ticketing

  • Access to free support services including Unmind, the mental wellbeing app

  • Opportunity to select eye care and flu vouchers


Before applying we would strongly encourage you to read our hints and tips so you can set yourself up for success and learn more about the recruitment process. Please check out our guide here:

You will need to apply with your CV and cover letter via the link on this page. Please note, applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

For your cover letter we will be looking for approximately 400 words and looking to understand the following areas:

1. Why have you chosen Disney?

2. Why have you chosen this internship?

3. Why should Disney consider you for this internship?

The application deadline is Thursday 6th June however, if we receive a high volume of applications we may close the role before this date, therefore we strongly advise you to apply early.

Should you need to reach out to us regarding potential support in the recruitment process, for example to discuss what adjustments you might require, then please drop us an email in advance to and we will happily pick up a conversation on this.

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