Event Planning/Program Intern

Provided through a grant by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, this is a full-time, paid 10-week summer internship for eligible undergraduate college students. Go here to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.
The Event Planning/Program Intern will provide critical event coordination support for the Ford Theatres 2019 Season including, but not limited to, its community engagement program JAM Sessions (free, interactive arts experiences led by professional artists) and its Big World Fun family series (hour-long music and dance performances for children ages 4 to 12 and their families). The program intern will play a key role in supporting IGNITE @ the FORD!, a presenting series of nationally and internationally-known artists. The intern will provide administrative support for the Ford Theatres’ Community Ticket Share program, which provides free tickets to community organizations. 


Ford Theatres/Ford Theatre Foundation

Responsibilities Include

Intern responsibilities will include overseeing pre-event set up and hospitality, coordinating logistics with production and event services staff, interfacing with artists and patrons, researching artist scouting opportunities, updating the Ford’s artist database, coordinating logistics with Community Ticket Share organizations, and planning artist workshops and community outreach events. 

In addition, the Event Planning/Program Intern will provide general administrative support to the Ford Theatres programs and operations unit, including processing invoices, coordinating payment disbursements, maintaining files and archives, creating event collateral, researching and connecting with potential partners for the Ford’s Community Ticket Share program, and responding to public inquiries about Ford Theatres programming.

The intern will report directly to the Ford Theatre Foundation’s Program Manager. 

Working Hours

The work schedule is arranged to keep the work week to 40 hours. As part of the work schedule, the intern must be available to work some evenings and weekend events. Must have a reliable form of transportation.

Project Location

Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068


Candidates should have strong time management and organizational skills; outstanding written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and work especially well in engaging a diverse range of artists and patrons, including families and children. Fluency in Spanish is highly valued but not required. Must be self-motivated, flexible, work well under pressure and be proactive in problem solving. Successful candidates will be extremely reliable and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Candidates should also be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook and have the willingness and ability to learn new software programs. The work schedule is arranged to keep the work week at 40 hours. As part of this work schedule, the intern must be available to work evenings and weekend events. Must have reliable form of transportation.


This is a full-time, paid 10-week summer internship. Student intern will be paid a total of $5,700 ($14.25/hour, $570/week) for the ten-week internship. Intern will also be given college credit (if applicable). 

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume and a minimum of two (2) references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) to the attention of Dawn Robinson-Patrick, Program Manager at admin@ford.lacounty.gov. In the subject line, please include “Program Intern – [APPLICANT NAME].” No phone calls, please. Applications will not be accepted after April 19, 2019.