Interning with the Long Center provides an opportunity to peek behind the curtains at Austin’s front row. Learn about employment from back of house to front of house and beyond while supporting Austin’s premier nonprofit Performing Arts Center.

For all internship applications, please submit resumes and optional cover letters through our Handshake page.

The Archivist Intern will work closely with our Campus Manager to organize and archive a variety of information and documentation. This intern will work to establish a long-term records management plan with clear department-specific perimeters on retention and destruction. This unique project includes identifying what qualifies for longer-term digital storage and what may require short-term physical storage.   

This role will address logistical and systemic challenges and may include creating naming conventions, identifying the structure of how things will be saved digitally, ascertaining specific information from a physical document or item, then appropriately disposing of that document or item once the essential information has been digitized or archived.   

Historical preservation of documents, plans, newspaper articles, letters from dignitaries, and other precious items is an important aspect of this role. The Long Center currently has no system in place for archiving these items and this intern will work to create a new system, ensuring that these treasured items are well preserved and organized moving forward. 

The Programs and Community outreach intern will work closely with the Programming and Community Outreach team here at the Long Center, learning the event process from concept through event settlement.  They will assist with simple administrative tasks, helping with the team’s checks and balance system to ensure that all aspects of programming are cross-checked and perfect before execution.   

The Long Center is Austin’s front row, and this intern will help with brainstorming new and unique ways to grab people’s attention and invite them in.  This intern will join in on weekly Program and Marketing meetings helping sort out upcoming event expectations including ticketing. Taking notes and creating design documentation related to event execution and layouts as well. This intern will be tasked with additional event research and will learn more about our proprietary systems. This intern will help day-of with various events at the Long Center’s many presenting spaces. This will culminate with the intern presenting dynamic information regarding the connections between programming, marketing, and ticketing.   

This internship offers new ways to connect with the Austin community and more! They will also assist during events by helping escort VIPs, communicating with talent, and serving as a liaison between departments day of.   

The Business Development Intern will work closely with the Sales Team to help with everything from leading tours to drafting contracts. This intern will become an expert on all the amazing spaces the Long Center has to offer to vendors and the community while learning how to help secure venue rentals and sponsorships. They will support our team with prospecting, contract building, communication, and all other components of the sales process using tools like LinkedIn Sales Navigator, VenueOps, Outlook, and the Long Center’s CRM system. 

This role will help plan and develop marketing fulfillment related to sponsors, meetings, and other engagement opportunities. They will also work closely with our Business Arts Council, brainstorming strategies to maintain donor engagement and member retention, communicate with potential clients, and network with philanthropists and business leaders dedicated to the cultural arts in Austin. 

The Event Management Intern will work closely with the Events Team to support a wide range of events from initial scoping through advancement to execution. This intern will assist with notetaking during meetings with clients to ensure that all essential information is gathered, organized, and shared internally to help us put on the highest quality events.

The intern in this role will have the opportunity to support events ranging from board meetings to weddings, concerts, film screenings, receptions, pressers, and more. This position requires flexibility and will work best for somebody who can manage a schedule that includes some evenings and weekends. On-event support may include guiding vendors, helping set up for events, and coordinating tasks between clients and internal operations. The final project for this intern will be to coordinate a small event such as a board meeting or luncheon independently so that they can exercise their newly established skills.

The Human Resources Intern will work closely with the HR department to organize, recruit, interview and onboard future interns, creating a meaningful, educational, and inclusive environment for our interns and staff.

This role will be responsible for developing a streamlined recruitment and tracking process for a variety of cross-functional internship roles, marketing our opportunities and providing interns with networking and professional development activities while supporting other projects aimed at ensuring the Long Center is an employer of choice.

Other projects may include record retention, training, recognition, benefits, and wellness initiatives aimed at interns and/or full-time and part-time employees.

The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing department to help ensure that projects and deadlines are met creatively, on time, and within budget.

As a performance space, we take our relationship with our audience seriously, regardless of whether the interactions are in person or virtual. This intern will be tasked with brainstorming creative ways to engage the Long Center audience across various platforms, including building paid advertisements for upcoming events and increasing engagement on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and engaging in outreach to local businesses in order to find community partners to advertise events and shows.

This role will involve close collaboration with other internal departments and may support the team with business coding and organizing files and invoices as needed. Interns will be invited to join the team for staff meetings so they may better understand the expectations of a Marketing department as well as goals the team is working to accomplish.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding an internship opportunity, feel free to reach out to our internship services email.

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