Event and Programming Internship - Spring 2021

US IN Indianapolis 46032
part-time standard
Job Description


To apply for the internship visit http://www.patternindy.com/fashionintern/.

Your application will not be considered if you DON'T apply from our website.

Please be sure to include a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship.

As an Event-Programming apprentice of reality-bending awesomeness (aka doer of good things and operator of events that awe) you will be contributing from day one. Join the PATTERN gang in producing and executing events while tracking metrics of engagement.

PATTERN is a cultural and economic development 501c3 organization that exists to create, catalyze, and connect communities of creatives in Indianapolis and in the Midwest. Our goal is to provide professional development opportunities to up and coming creative talent.

PATTERN has a track record of connecting, showcasing, and celebrating creatives in Indianapolis. From a small group of fashion enthusiasts, PATTERN has grown into a large community of artists and makers working to advance their craft and city. The volunteer-run nonprofit is best-known for its print magazine but its digital publication, internship & fellowship programs and events, have all contributed to the growth of Indy’s creative class and the city’s vibrancy. We have a strong, recognizable brand that showcases the immense talent of local artists, while simultaneously influencing and elevating the way others view us.

Internships are offered during the summer, as well as the fall and spring semesters. Internship availability varies throughout the year depending on departmental needs. Internships are project-based and will also include the ongoing work of the department to which they are assigned. Interns will work with the Executive Director and have the opportunity to interact with other interns, Fellows and volunteers

The Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students.

For more information on departments where interns can be assigned, please read our departmental descriptions.

Internship Timeline

Applications Open: June 1, 2019

Applications Deadline: July 30, 2019


Interns participate in PATTERN’s signature events, and meetups. Programming varies from semester to semester. Examples of events include PATTERN magazine launch parties and the SUPPLY tradeshow.


Fall & Spring Internships are 20 hours a week. Interns are required to work at the PATTERN office Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-5:30pm. During the summer, interns are required to work a minimum of 25 hours per week and some weekend days might be required for special events.

Please be sure to include a link to your portfolio. We will not consider your application without a portfolio.

To view our website, visit patternindy.com

To view our internship page, visit http://www.patternindy.com/fashionintern/



If your friends call you a perfectionist because of your extreme attention to detail and your habit of self-editing If you’re process-driven If you have experience handling events and know how to be chill and keep as cool as a cucumber under pressure If you live and die by your calendar or to-do list, whatever that is that keeps you organized and as smooth as John Travolta in the 70s If you have hospitality experience and can be kind, welcoming, and friendly even when you feel like being the opposite If you have more than one organizational program to remind you of your assignments, tasks, and events like every. five. minutes If you like to plan EVERYTHING in your life (“my next bathroom break is in exactly 87 minutes!”) If you have an extensive knowledge of Indianapolis culture and local events happening If you have a knowledge of current trends in the entrepreneurial, startup culture and follow all the right people on Twitter… and Instagram… and Facebook… and SnapChat If you have a way with words, both written and spoken If you have 1-2 years of event planning experience (while in school or not) with a proven track record of awesomeness If you live in the Indianapolis area


If you live outside of Indy during the time of the internship If you are scared of people and hide so they don’t talk to you (“Um… yeah. I can see you. Are you avoiding me”) If you don’t like solving problems, teaching and presenting your ideas to other people If you think that picking up garbage and throwing it out at an event ISN’T your job



To apply for the internship visit http://www.patternindy.com/fashionintern/

Your application will not be considered if you DON'T apply from our website.

To view our website, visit patternindy.com



The primary responsibilities of the internship will be to:

Help coordinate all aspects of producing events Track and document attendance and engagement metrics Work with marketing team to implement campaigns for online and for events


The primary requirements for the internship are:

Event background. Some Marketing background. Good writing skills. Any experience with WordPress will be a plus. Skills in Google Docs, and everything Google Own transportation Own laptop Own smartphone Availability during regular office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30a-5:30p) + additional hours to outside of office for 20 hours a week


Required - Google docs, WordPress, Email

Preferred - Social Media Communications, Adobe Photoshop