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Purdue Convocations is a leading multi-disciplinary performing arts presenting organization. While proudly affiliated with Purdue University, Purdue Convocations supports itself through ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, endowment income, and proceeds from benefit events. Purdue Convocations offers approximately 30 performances (August through May) each season by top-ranking international artists including symphony orchestras, dance and theater companies, and a wide array of chamber music ensembles, solo recitalists, jazz artists, world music artists, opera, choral groups, and special attractions performed in multiple University and community venues.

Internships provide experience to students who have an interest in the related fields of arts administration.  All interns, whether unpaid or paid as a part of the government work-study program, make a commitment to work an average of ten hours per week. Interns will receive valuable experience and contacts in many fields of the performing arts, and tickets to most Purdue Convocations performances.

All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to by April 29, 2016. (Use MARKETING INTERNSHIP or GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP in subject line.)

Internships will begin mid-August 2016

Marketing Intern

DEPARTMENT: Purdue Convocations
REPORTS TO: Marketing Associate
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Are you an expert content creator on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, YouTube, or WordPress? Do you obsess about breaking news and hot events that are trending on campus? Are you a highly-involved student that can’t wait to tell the world?    We are looking for outstanding students to manage social media, marketing, and communications for Purdue University Convocations. You would also work with Convocations marketing team to manage communications and concert and event promotions throughout the academic year.

This is a paid internship and Federal Work Study eligibility is preferred but not required.


  • Advanced experience using most social networks including the following: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, WordPress, SnapChat, etc.
  • Strong writing skills with a unique “voice” and authentic style
  • Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design, photography, and videography
  • Experience creating content using some or all of the following: Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or other graphics, photo, and video editing software

Preferred Skills and Availability

  • Junior or Senior classification preferred
  • Significant social network
  • Experience with social media management using tools such as Hootuite
  • Involvement in organizations, clubs, activities, and event planning
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Purdue Convocations, arts marketing, cultural events, concert planning and promotion
  • Leadership experience
  • Creative writing, marketing, communications, journalism experience
  • Ability to work at least part of the time remotely and after business hours and weekends for events

Benefits include: This is a PAID hourly position, free tickets to Convocations performances!

Graphic Design Intern

DEPARTMENT: Purdue Convocations
REPORTS TO: Graphic Designer

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Provide graphic design support to the Marketing Department. Preferred candidates have previous experience using graphic design and website software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, WordPress). Candidates must provide design samples and links at interview.
REQUIRED HOURS:  10-15 hours per week, during normal business hours (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri).



Prepare electronic image files for use on press area of the website and e-mail programs


  • Design promotional materials in a look consistent with other Convocations marketing materials (including but not limited to ads, flyers, posters, envelope stuffers, and postcards).
  • Design promotional materials for on-campus student promotions.


  • Update website content for using WordPress platform.
  • Assist with auxiliary websites as needed. (Student Concert Committee and Convocations Volunteer Network)


  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Required computer skills: working knowledge of internet, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, Dreamweaver, and WordPress. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Ability to work independently in deadline-sensitive environment.
  • Have an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration and its related fields.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Pursuit of college degree in art and design, business, communications, English, or area of fine arts preferred.

Benefits include: This is a PAID hourly position, free tickets to Convocations performances!