Program and Event Planning Internship
Who we want
At the OSU Urban Arts Space we seek an intern who has excellent organizational skills and a can-do attitude to
assist with our program and event planning. As a bustling center, all team members are expected to work well
independently, take initiative, and be ready to learn and take direction. An ideal candidate for the program and
event planning internship would be creative, energized, able to envision the big picture while identifying all the
details, have excellent customer service skills, and be able to create comprehensive written plans and reports.
Previous experience organizing events for a student organization or through a job would be ideal. Most
importantly, the candidate should be passionate about fostering the arts and humanities.
What interns do
Depending on the intern’s interests and the Space’s needs, a program and event planning internship at the
OSU Urban Arts Space would focus on supporting our free public program series. Assignments could include:
- Assisting with logistics and planning for existing events
- Developing ideas for new programs and creating plans for implementation
- Researching best practices of peer institutions internationally
Identifying opportunities to participate in external events (i.e. festivals)
Interns are also expected to be familiar with the general operations and responsibilities for the Space, including:
gallery reception and monitoring; serving as docents for exhibitions; and, basic customer service duties.
Internships range from 8 to 15 weeks and may be repeated. School credits may determine the number of
hours per week (usually 4 to 12 hours arranged over 1 to 2 days). Hours are flexible and depend on
assignments but interested applicants need to be available to work during regular gallery hours (Tuesday
through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday