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
  • Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Contracts & Insurance
  • Settlement/Billing
  • Event Coordination
  • Guest Services
  • Personnel Management
  • Client/Promoter Relations
  • Booking/Scheduling
  • Crowd Management
  • Facility Operations
  • Concessions
  • Novelties
  • 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