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500 Festival Internship Program

500 Festival Internship Program

An Internship Experience of a Lifetime!

Each spring semester, the 500 Festival welcomes a diverse and highly motivated group of college-age interns, offering them an invaluable opportunity to gain professional experience while getting an inside look at the electrifying Month of May in Indianapolis. We are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic students who are eager to make a significant impact, enjoy their work, and put in the effort to succeed. If you aspire to pursue a career working in events, are open to learning, can commit to long hours during April and May, and are excited about joining a vibrant group of interns, consider joining us this spring to contribute to the creation of the world’s most exceptional month-long series of events.

The 500 Festival Internship Program is a unique and sought-after opportunity for college students looking to immerse themselves in the world of events and experience the excitement of May in Indianapolis. Each spring, we select a diverse and highly motivated group of interns who share our passion for creating exceptional events. As an intern, you’ll gain valuable professional experience and a behind-the-scenes view into the Month of May, which includes iconic events like the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and have a blast while doing it. If you’re eager to pursue a career in events, willing to learn, and ready to put in the extra effort during the busy months of April and May, join us this spring and help us produce the world’s most extraordinary month-long series of events. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of a unique intern team. and contribute to something truly special.

An Internship Experience of a Lifetime!

Each spring semester, the 500 Festival welcomes a diverse and highly motivated group of college-age interns, offering them an invaluable opportunity to gain professional experience while getting an inside look at the electrifying Month of May in Indianapolis. We are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic students who are eager to make a significant impact, enjoy their work, and put in the effort to succeed. If you aspire to pursue a career working in events, are open to learning, can commit to long hours during April and May, and are excited about joining a vibrant group of interns, consider joining us this spring to contribute to the creation of the world’s most exceptional month-long series of events.

The 500 Festival Internship Program is a unique and sought-after opportunity for college students looking to immerse themselves in the world of events and experience the excitement of May in Indianapolis. Each spring, we select a diverse and highly motivated group of interns who share our passion for creating exceptional events. As an intern, you’ll gain valuable professional experience and a behind-the-scenes view into the Month of May, which includes iconic events like the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and have a blast while doing it. If you’re eager to pursue a career in events, willing to learn, and ready to put in the extra effort during the busy months of April and May, join us this spring and help us produce the world’s most extraordinary month-long series of events. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of a unique intern team. and contribute to something truly special.

Program Benefits

No relocation or housing assistance is provided. 

  • Full-time internships eligible for college credit

  • First-hand view and involvement in the production of world-class events and programs

  • Full-time interns will earn a weekly stipend paid at the end of each month

  • Opportunity to collaborate with community leaders and volunteers

  • 500 Festival branded apparel

  • Two tickets to the AES 500 Festival Parade

  • Two tickets to the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge

Providing Valuable Experience For Future Professionals

Providing Valuable Experience For Future Professionals
“I have a new-found confidence in myself and my ability to take on a job in events in the future. I also feel like I know more about the event industry and the logistics and small details that go unnoticed but are pertinent to the event as a whole.”
“I loved being an intern at the 500 Festival because of the quick pace and the number of responsibilities I had. I loved the workplace and being able to collaborate with many different departments as well. My favorite part of the entire experience was getting to know my fellow interns and being hands-on in many different projects!”
“Interning at the 500 Festival gave me hands on experience and taught me so many skills that I took with me to further my career in the event industry! Everyone there was willing to help and show us the ropes! This was the best learning experience. It’s a great environment and neat opportunity to work so closely with the community!”
“By putting your sweat into these life-enriching events, you will leave your footprint on the city of Indianapolis and create unforgettable memories. I’ve never worked harder, but I’ve also never had more fun than I did with the 500 Festival and the other interns who became life-long friends.”
“The 500 Festival will really prepare you for the professional world. You’ll grow your network, build relationships with staff and other interns, and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”

Have questions about our internship programs?  Email us at internprogram@500festival.com