Looking for a fulfilling and exciting internship this summer? Gain experience as a paid summer staff member of the Entertainment Team while promoting and preparing for Indiana’s largest multi-day event – the 2024 Indiana State Fair!



The Competitive Exhibits & Events Intern should be looking towards a career in event production and marketing. This internship will develop skills in organization, creative thinking, planning, implementation and building partnerships with industry leaders.

Duties Include but are not limited to assisting with and implementing:

  • Run the Indiana State Fair Parade
  • Indiana State Fair Wine and Spirits Competition
  • Theme activations & implementation through the fairgrounds
  • Run events such as Indiana State Fair Band Day, Cornhole Tournament, Cheerleading Competition, Baton Twirling Contest, Youth Talent Contest
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Display including Canstruction + Giant Vegetable Competition
  • Indiana Arts Building Exhibits
  • Competitive Events Promotion and Entry
  • Shoot and organize photos during the 2024 Indiana State Fair for the Entertainment Department
  • Event setup & teardown
  • Assist with general accounting in relation to various for the Entertainment Department: requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, check needs, etc.
  • Involved overall support of the Marketing Department


Interested Applicants Should Have:

  • An interest in event production, operations and marketing
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Team player attitude – willing to assist in other areas and do whatever it takes to get the job done!
  • Ability to work independently
  • Motivation, be a self-starter


Internships begin in early June. Interns are required to stay through the duration of the State Fair. Internships are 40 hours per week with extended hours one month prior to and during the State Fair.