OMG!! I can't believe your park shot down the idea of a Jammitors-type group... I'm sure you guys would have been great, and drawn quite a crowd! Stupid management, to be sure.
Yeah, I can definitely see you not wanting to invest time/energy in training for stunts, considering you're just interested in WDW as a short-term gig while job hunting in your chosen field. That's really cool, that you're going to be a pilot! Sounds like an exciting career to me.
If I go back to working for the parks, it'll definitely be a short term thing. Last year was a rotten year, a bunch of really bad things happened, so I'm kind of in a transitional place in my life right now. Trying to regroup and get back on track, and figure out what direction to go in from here. I'm staying with my dad for now, so I don't "need" to make much money, on the other hand, I'm staying with my dad right now, so I could use all the money I can get....you know what I mean? I dunno, I'll figure it all out.
For your friend, stagehands and techies are under the Entertainment department, there is some information available on the Auditions page of the disneycareers.com site. I think they take resumes, and also hire in person at pretty much every audition...there will usually be a day/time for techies to show up and get an interview. Anything involving ride operations/safety/maintenance falls under Park Operations. For entry level jobs, they're hired the same as ride operators/food service... in person at the Casting Center. Management type positions are handled by resume submission. Don't know about internships, I've never dealt with the Disney Internship programs.
Good luck to you and your friend with your Disney job searches!! Any other questions, I'll do my best to answer.