BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS

The business internship positions provide exposure and hands on experience in the following areas:

  • Marketing, Advertising and Promotions
  • Audience Engagement
  • Facility Fiscal Management
  • Box Office Functions
  • Media/Press/Public Relations
  • Industry Knowledge and Terminology
  • Client/Promoter Relations
  • Concessions/Novelties
  • Group Sales
  • Database Management
  • Event Settlement
  • Plus much more!

The business internships offer a unique and flexible variety of opportunities for students.

The business interns works closely with their supervisor, as well as the entire business team, in a wide range of daily activities.

These internships offer a unique atmosphere dealing with students, staff, and University personnel in one of the few venues across the country run by a majority of student employees.

If you are looking for a career in any of the following areas, the O’Connell Center Business office is the right place for you:

  • Facility Management
  • Journalism
  • General Management
  • Financing
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Special Event Planning
  • Advertising and Public Relations

How to Apply

To apply for any of our internships, click HERE.

Intern Testimonials

“I wasn’t much of a marketing person before this internship; now, the idea of social media posts excites me and contributing to marketing campaigns is one of my favorite tasks. I also learned about the ticketing side of the Dome, including Ticketmaster, how to handle customers, and how our percentage of ticket revenue is calculated. I met industry professionals and was pushed to develop audience engagement.”

–Mackenzie Patel, Spring 2018

“What an eclectic internship! I learned the financial side of how the O’Connell Center works and how the inputs (i.e. employee records, event settlements, payroll, etc.) lead to a coherent output that is our sporting events and shows. A few examples of the opportunities I had at the Dome included photographing basketball games, researching potential artists, and reconciling our purchasing cards – a wide variety of activities that made every day different.”

–Mackenzie, Fall 2017

“Being the Marketing intern was such a fantastic learning experience and one that will benefit me not just in the near future, but for a lifetime. I gained so much exposure and knowledge of the industry and was able to work with some of the nicest and most helpful people; including industry professionals. It truly was one of the best and most beneficial experiences!”

– Delaney Cook, Fall 2013 Business Intern

“Working at the O’Connell Center has been such a rewarding experience because the work I accomplished has provided me with a higher level of confidence and level of proficiency to tackle future endeavors. Also, as the business intern, your days are always entertaining because you’re exposed to so much of the behind the scenes action, the staff is wonderful to work with, and you are engaged in a wide variety of tasks and activities throughout your internship.”

-John, Business Intern, Spring 2011

“The O’Connell Center provides a great opportunity to learn about the business practices needed for event management, it is an engaging and fun environment where each day is different.”

-Nicole, Business Intern, Spring 2010