Two facility internship positions are offered each semester, including summers. Although the facility internships have different specific focuses, a student in either position will gain experience in the following:
- Event Management
- Pre-Post Event
- Contracts & Insurance
- Event Coordination
- Guest Services
- Personnel Management
- Client/Promoter Relations
- Crowd Management
- Facility Operations
- Plus Much More!
Facility Internship # 1 – Intern works closely with the Director of Operations with a focus on the operational aspects of a multi-purpose facility and special events planning.
Facility Internship # 2 – Intern works closely with the Assistant Director focusing on sporting events and facility operations.
The facility interns work closely with their supervisor in a wide range of daily activities.
Interns also provide support and assistance to the Director and the Director of Production.
The semester I spent as an intern with the O’Connell Center was one of the best learning experiences of my life. On a daily basis I was given the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom to real world events. In addition to the events, I was able to work with a professional staff that was always willing to answer my questions and help me develop the skills necessary to pursue my future career goals.
– Brian, Facility Intern, Fall 2011