Texas Tech University


The United Supermarkets Arena at Texas Tech University seeks a highly motivated, creative, and energetic student interested in gaining hands-on experience in the event and facility management industry. Through this internship, students will build event coordination and management skills as well as leadership, organization, teamwork, communication, and other key skills.

Position Details

Job Title:

Event and Facility Management Intern

Location & Contact:

United Supermarkets Arena/ Cindy Harper, 742-7362

Reports to:

Cindy Harper, Associate Director of United Supermarkets Arena

Number of Hours Required Per Week:

12-15 in-office + events

Appointment to begin on/about:

Sept. 1 or Jan. 15 of the relevant semester

Number of Positions:



Candidates must be actively enrolled and in good standing at Texas Tech University, and classified as sophomore or above by the date of internship. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.

Job Description

The arena internship program consists of approximately 12-15 hours/week during the day, plus event hours. Interns work on a rotation schedule with each full-time management member in order to gain full exposure and hands-on activity in each of the facets of our operation. Students will participate in client meetings, and will gain insight to areas of operation including, but not limited to: event coordination and management; technical aspects (sound, lights, configuring shows, etc.); fiscal aspects (budgeting, contracts and billing); facility operations (staffing, scheduling, tenant relations); guest services (suite holders, PSL program, guest relations); and public relations and marketing. Interns will also assist with event conversions and will be assigned to work in various areas for concerts, basketball, volleyball, weddings and other special events.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest/cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format electronically to Cindy Harper at cindy.harper@ttu.edu. Applications are due November 1 for the following spring internship consideration; due April 1 for fall internship consideration.