Past Intern Testimonials

"The 500 Festival intern program goes beyond a typical internship. 500 Festival interns are given a lot of responsibility and ownership of various aspects of the organization's programs and events. If you want to learn a lot about events, operations and how to own your projects, this is a great experience!" -Baylee, 2016 Intern

"Get ready for the ride of your life! The 500 Festival offers an exciting internship experience that is second to none. I was treated as a member of the team and given responsibilities that allowed me to develop both personally and professionally. The wide range of experiences and staff mentoring provided by this internship make it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!" -Stephanie C., 2012 Volunteer and Education Intern

“My 500 Festival internship experience has given me a greater sense of importance of teamwork and communication. While each individual has his or her own respective job function, the success of the 500 Festival’s events is a collaborative effort. It comes down to individuals working together and communication across departments. It requires personal self-sacrifice for the betterment of the organization. It’s like the organization’s employees say, 'One Team, One Dream.'” - Luke S., 2012 Event Intern