Disney is hiring an intelligence and counter-terrorism intern

“Ability to think critically and work independently without supervision.”
“Ability to think critically and work independently without supervision.”
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Are you a recent college graduate who is disappointed that the CIA failed to recognize your potential? Despair no more! You can now launch your career in global intelligence with the same people who created your favorite childhood cartoons and theme parks.

The Walt Disney Company is searching for a “Global Intelligence Analyst Intern” for the spring of 2016, according to a notice on its corporate website.

According to the job description, first reported by The Independent, the winning candidate will join the company’s “Counter Threat” intelligence support team, which “provides strategic intelligence, threat assessments, vulnerability mitigation strategies and in-depth analytical products covering existing and developing threats that include counter terrorism, physical threats, cyber-attacks and all reputational risks to TWDC, its affiliated business units, facilities, guests and employees.”

The intern will help with providing “timely and relevant intelligence that is critical to supporting and informing corporate executives, key business leaders, and security and safety personnel at all levels of TWDC – worldwide.” The basic qualifications are quite basic indeed: applicants must to be able to use Microsoft Office and the internet. A second language and international travel experience are listed as nice-to-haves.

Disney’s two big theme parks, Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, are officially designated as “national defense airspace,” and are listed as strict no-fly zones. The restriction which was imposed in 2003, after it was slipped into a huge spending bill before the Iraq war that was pushed by a Disney lobbyist. Meant to be temporary, the flying ban was never lifted, conveniently also giving Disney a way to stop advertisers from flying banners over its parks.

Quartz has reached out to Disney and will update this post with any comment.