The Stephen C. O’Connell Center is a multi-purpose arena and student activity center located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. The mission of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center is to serve as an academic, athletic, recreational and entertainment facility. In addition, we strive to provide superior service to guests and clients, and training for future leaders while operating the Center’s auxiliary as a financially self-supporting entity.

Current Openings

Applications for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 Internships are now open. We encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as you can. The two following internship positions will look to hire for both summer and fall at the same time:

  • Marketing
  • HR

If you would like to be considered for BOTH summer and fall internships, your application materials must be submitted by the summer deadline.

The following internships will look to hire for summer and fall at separate times:

  • Facilities

If you would like to be considered for BOTH summer and fall internships, your application materials must be submitted by the summer deadline. If you are not selected for a summer internship, your application will be forwarded on to fall.

Summer Internships:

Applications Close: 3/3/24 at 11:59pm

Fall Internships:

Applications Close: 6/2/24 at 11:59pm

Please keep in mind that all application materials (resume, cover letter, application, and free response answers) must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for these positions.

Internship Opportunities

In support of its mission, the O’Connell Center hosts two facility interns, one marketing intern and one Employee Relations intern. Each of the internships offer challenging opportunities to gain event and facility management experience. The facility internships provide experience with Gator Athletics, special event planning and facility management. The business internships focus on special event management, exposition style events and event management from the fiscal and marketing perspectives. The Employee Relations internship centers around the overall hiring, training, staffing, employee engagement and morale functions of one of the University of Florida’s largest student employers.

Hours and Compensation

Generally, full-time interns (40 hours per week) are preferred; however, part-time internships will also be considered. Due to the dynamic nature of the industry of which the O’Connell Center is a part, certain semesters may require more intensive hourly commitments. Interns are required to work additional hours on nights and weekends to gain the broadest experience possible in this field. While we offer semester long internships, additional attention will be given to applicants what would be willing to fill the position for longer periods. This is a fully paid internship but at this time, the O’Connell Center cannot supply housing. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange for these accommodations. Likewise, transportation and parking is the responsibility of the intern. All interns are expected to follow the standards set forth by the University of Florida. For more information about parking passes please visit: Current University of Florida students should note their status as a student supersedes that of an intern when obtaining a parking permit.

How To Apply

To apply for any of our internships, click HERE.