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.
“As a facility intern at the O’Connell Center, you have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of events and everything that goes into managing a venue for them. You gain real experience working with clients to meet their needs, while also working with an administrator to ensure the safety of the building. All of the administrators and students are wonderful to work with and it is a great place to gain experience!”
-Brendan, Facility Intern, Fall 2017
“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