500 Festival Intern Program

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500 Festival Intern Program

The 500 Festival is an Indianapolis based not-for-profit corporation which produces nearly 50 annual events and programs, celebrating the Indianapolis 500. These events and programs include the IPL 500 Festival Parade, OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day, 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education program, presented by IU Health and many more. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana.

The 500 Festival Intern Program is designed to allow each intern to experience the month of May in Indianapolis in a new and exciting way. This program is offered during the spring semester of the academic year and is only open to students. The majority of offered internships begin mid-January and conclude the first week of June. Select internships may run longer, please see individual descriptions for more details.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates should apply with cover letter and resume HERE
  • Interviews will begin Monday, September 26, 2016 until all positions are filled
  • All offers will be extended no later than Friday, November 28, 2016
  • Start date of Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 500 Festival Internship Opportunities:

Event & Program Internship – OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce, 500 Festival mini-mini

Event & Program Internship – IPL 500 Festival Parade, 500 Festival Kickoff to May, Operations Executive Support

Event & Program Internship – Youth Programing, including the 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health, 500 Festival KidsFit Program, Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run

Event & Program Internship – 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo, Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day

Event & Program Internship – 500 Festival Post Race Party, KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

Event & Program Internship – Sponsorship

Event & Program Internship – Customer Relations & Ticketing

Event & Program Internship – 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group

Event & Program Internship – Public Relations

Graphic Design / Event Internship – Graphic Design

For detailed job descriptions or to apply, CLICK HERE 


Email: internprogram@500festival.com  
Phone: (317) 614-6122