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Wilson Center Internship Program

The Wilson Center Internship Program offers a wide range of opportunities for students of varying academic backgrounds. Interns will gain knowledge and experience in numerous areas, including customer relations, strategic communication, and event management.

Under the supervision of highly qualified staff, interns will have the opportunity to work in the following areas: Community Engagement, Operations, Marketing, Technical Production, and Ticket Central. Internships will be tailored to fit the particular interests of the intern, and hands-on opportunities will be given to allow interns to experience all aspects of the Wilson Center.

Fall 2019 Interns, left to right: Bailey Irwin, Nicole Ohannesian, Katie Solinski (Internship Coordinator), Scott Chesnutt, & Jillian Oliver

Please note: this is an unpaid internship, students must be seeking academic credit to apply.

Fall/Spring interns are expected to work 8-10 hours per week, Summer interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week, depending on schedule.

Three (3) or six (6) hours of academic credit may be received for this internship. Students should check with their academic departments for eligibility. Internship hours include some evening and weekend commitments; fulfill other assigned duties; preferred participation in staff training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a registered undergraduate degree-seeking student, and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for, and continue, employment with the Center 
  • Must be a full-time university student (12 credit hours or more), seeking academic credit
  • Excellent, flexible oral and written communication skills
  • A strong interest in the performing arts and humanities
  • A strong work ethic and team-oriented work style

Anticipated Internship Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate critical and innovative thinking
  • Display competence in oral, written, and visual communication
  • Show an understanding of arts and event management
  • Familiarity with technology tools (marketing, social media, video production, etc.)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to lead diverse groups
  • Demonstrate effective project and time management

Internship Focus Area Descriptions

*Major Connections are suggestions based on former interns that have historically been successful in this internship, but we do not limit our selections to just these majors—all are welcome to apply!

Community Engagement

Goals include assisting with the implementation and documentation of community engagement activities. In addition, the intern will assist the marketing and graphic design supervisors in the development of promotional materials for community dance residencies and photograph residency activities. The intern will learn how the CFCC Foundation, the 501(c)(3) fundraising arm of the college and Wilson Center operate in tandem.

Major Connections: Communication Studies, Creative Writing, English, Social Work

Marketing & Social Media

Intern will gain knowledge and experience assisting with the coordination and promotion of the Wilson Center’s programming through traditional media and new media platforms. Primary focus on developing skills necessary for creation and distribution of marketing materials surrounding the Center’s events, planning and execution of events as well as crossover projects designed to enhance the visibility on the local and national scale as a premier venue for the performing arts and education. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is encouraged, but not required.

Major Connections: Business Administration (Management & Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing Strategy), Digital Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Science (Digital Arts), Film Studies

Operations

Interns will learn the process of production efforts for the Wilson Center—primarily concerning, but not limited to, Artist Services, Concessions, Event Support, and Front of House logistics. Intern will assist with the archival process for contracts, as well as the rental contract process. This is truly a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run an event at a performing arts venue.

Major Connections: Business Administration (Business Analytics, Management and Leadership, Marketing Strategy), Communication Studies, Computer Science (Business), Recreation/Sports Leadership/Tourism Management

Technical Production

Intern will learn skills necessary in assisting with the execution of technical support for the Center’s events, including but not limited to pre-production, venue preparation and maintenance, and performance. Areas of technical production include props, hair/makeup, wardrobe, sound, lighting, stage managing, and more.

Major Connections: Communication Studies, Film Studies, Theater

Ticket Central (Box Office)

Intern will learn skills necessary to assist in providing college event ticketing services; processing ticket orders, data management, working with marketing to assess needs based on ticket sales, providing guests with event and college information, and offering a hospitable, dynamic, professional, and efficient guest experience in the ticketing process. Experience with web design and computer science encouraged. Interns will also learn about the connections between ticketing and marketing strategy for the Center as a whole.

Major Connections: Business Administration (Business Analytics, Management & Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing Strategy), Communication Studies, Computer Science (Digital Arts, Statistics, Systems), Information Technologies, Recreation/Sports Leadership/Tourism Management

Timeline

Spring 2021 Interns

  • Application Deadline: November 13, 2020
  • Anticipated start date: January 11, 2021

Summer 2021 Interns

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Anticipated start date: May 19, 2021

Wilson Center Internship Application

Please use this form to apply to the Wilson Center Internship Program.
  • (If Applicable)
    • Community Engagement
    • Marketing & Social Media
    • Operations
    • Technical Production
    • Ticket Central (Box Office)
  • Please upload your resume and cover letter as a PDF or Word Doc.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, docx.

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Ticket Central Hours:
Monday-Friday 2pm-6pm

Address:
CFCC Wilson Center
703 North Third Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

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(not for ticket-related inquiries)
910-362-7913

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