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Disney College Internship Program


You have a unique opportunity to make magic by participating in the Disney College Program (DCP)! The School of Family and Consumer Sciences is your connection between EIU and WDW.

The Disney College Program offers internship opportunities at a variety of sites, but we work predominately with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Please see our Disney presentation for more information about FCS and the Disney College Program. 


 Visit the Disney College Program official website for application due dates and other important information regarding the program. The official DCP blog is also fun to read and check out the official DCP YouTube channel. You can stay connected with everything related to the EIU/SFCS Disney College Program on our Facebook page and Pintrest page.

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There are a variety of options regarding academic credit. We can help everyone get a full schedule of 12 semester hours, regardless of major/minor.

FCS Majors/minors:
  • FCS 3750 Independent Study in FCS. (1-0-1) or (2-0-2) or (3-0-3) Provides opportunity for in-depth study of family and consumer sciences subjects for which there is not an established course. Course may be repeated once to a maximum of 9 credit hours earned from Independent Studies.  Prerequisites & Notes: Prior approval by the instructor and the chair.   Credits: 1 to 3
    • This course is offered in two different formats, both completed through d2l.
      • The History of Disney/FCS and Disney course with readings, videos, written and application-oriented assignments
      • Completion of Disney ACE course
  • FCS 4275 Internship in FCS. (Arr.-Arr.-3-9) (Credit/No Credit) An individually-planned work experience in a business or agency appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. May be repeated once. Prerequisites & Notes: FCS 4000 or FCS 3500, junior standing, prior approval of the chair, and acceptance of the student by a business or agency. Credits: 3 to 9
EIU Majors/minors (not FCS)
  • FCS 2275 Internship for Non-Majors. (Arr.-Arr.-3 to 6) On Demand. Individually planned experience in an organization that provides experiences related to the field of FCS; allows for directed study, on-site observation, and participation in daily operations. Open for those who are not Family and Consumer Sciences majors. Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of the chair, and acceptance of the student by an appropriate organization with completion of required documentation. Credits: 3 to 6
  • FCS 3750 Independent Study in FCS. (1-0-1) or (2-0-2) or (3-0-3) Provides opportunity for in-depth study of family and consumer sciences subjects for which there is not an established course. Course may be repeated once to a maximum of 9 credit hours earned from Independent Studies.  Prerequisites & Notes: Prior approval by the instructor and the chair.   Credits: 1 to 3
    • This course is offered in two different formats, both completed through d2l.
      • The History of Disney/FCS and Disney course with readings, videos, written and application-oriented assignments
      • Completion of Disney ACE course

 

Dr. Mikki Sherwood is the FCS Experiential Learning Coordinator and works with Disney interns. Her office is in Klehm Hall in room #1048. She can also be reached at 217/581-6349 or mlsherwood@eiu.edu.