500 Festival Intern Applications Open

500 Festival Intern Applications Open

Students to Gain Inside Look at Month of May and Exceptional Learning Experience

INDIANAPOLIS (August 29, 2023) – The 500 Festival is now accepting intern applications. College-age students who would like to assist in the planning and execution of 50+ community-based events and programs, which impact over half a million people each year, are encouraged to apply. Such events include the Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, AES 500 Festival Parade, Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc., and more! 

A range of paid internships are available from January-May including event operations, marketing, customer service and ticketing, and strategic partnerships. 

Interns will gain invaluable experience through hands-on learning, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Month of May in Indianapolis. Interns will also have the opportunity to gain leadership skills and participate in other unique opportunities that will empower them to make a profound impact in their community.

“We are eager to welcome some of the nation’s most driven, hardworking students as part of the 500 Festival team,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Each year, we are blown away by the talent and passion our interns bring and the impact they make on our events and within our community. We are equally excited to provide meaningful opportunities for their growth and development.” 

Additional perks of being an intern include lifetime friendships with other interns, networking opportunities with board members and staff, discounts to 500 Festival events for friends/family, tickets to the AES 500 Festival Parade, and tickets to the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Full-time paid opportunities are available for college credit. Applications are now open, and positions will be filled on a rolling basis. 

All 500 Festival internship opportunities can be found here.

For more information, visit 500festival.com/intern.


About the 500 Festival | Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit 500festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.