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Internship Program

Get Real-World Experience That Lasts a Lifetime

The National Cherry Festival is searching for energetic people to help us plan, market and implement our eight-day event. We are proud to offer several different lengths of internship for the National Cherry Festival, including 30 week internships, 15 week internships and 3 week internships.

30 WEEK INTERNSHIP

The National Cherry Festival, Event Planning Internship provides knowledge and education on the process of event planning which includes operating a 5k race, Leapin’ Leprechaun (LL5K) and an eight-day festival, National Cherry Festival (NCF).NCF Interns work on projects and in areas including but not limited to sales, marketing, operations, logistics, volunteer management, ticketing, and social media under the close supervision of the NCF staff. The NCF works with universities in order to meet their respective requirements for students looking to receive credit for their internship.

For a link to the full internship description, please click here.

Applications for 30 week internships are being accepted through October 18th. Please email resume and cover letter to internship@cherryfestival.org.

3 Week Internships



These shorter internships are a great lead in to learning about the National Cherry Festival’s ins and outs and prepare the student for a possible 15 or 30-week internship in the future year. These interns are engrossed in various aspects of the Festival. For more information, please click here. The projected dates of this internship are June 19, 2019 to July 10, 2019. Applications for this position are opened until filled.

To apply for a 3- week internship, please send cover letter (specifying which internship you are applying for) and resume to internship@cherryfestival.org.
REGARDLESS OF THE POSITION YOU APPLY FOR, WE’D LIKE TO SEE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong organization and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Internet and Email
  • Competency in operating general office equipment
  • The ability to work well with others or alone
  • Motivated and detail oriented
  • Positive attitude and good sense of humor (We like to have fun!)
  • A desire for achievement, and a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to make it happen
WE OFFER A FUN, FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT THAT ENCOURAGES ENTHUSIASM AND PROMOTES CREATIVITY, AS WELL AS:
  • College credit through your internship program
  • An All-Access pass to 150+ Festival events
  • A semester-based stipend payment
  • Hands-on event industry work
  • Having a positive influence in the community
  • Various networking opportunities
  • Spending up to 6 months in one of "America's Most Beautiful Places" (as named by Good Morning America)Traverse City, Michigan!








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