Internship Opportunites

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What types of internships do we offer?

Our internships primarily focus on Marketing & Event planning. Downtown Bowling Green partners with BGSU to create a hands on learning experience. Students get to work closely with the Director of Downtown Bowling Green, as well as other organizations throughout Bowling Green, OH. 

What do you get out of it?

During the internship you will gain experience in both Marketing & Event planning. Downtown Bowling Green works to promote downtown merchants as well as events located in our historic downtown. 


Our interns gain hands on experience through our organization. Our internship program is a great way for you to apply the knowledge that you have acquired through the classroom to real life scenarios. You will learn what goes into event planning, how to partner with other organizations, how to market the event, and more!


As a host agency, we are happy to guide you, answer your questions, and be a reference for future employers. 

What types of events will you plan?

We have a number of annual events that happen throughout the year. Some of the events put on by Downtown Bowling Green include: Art Walk, One Bite Experience, Holly Days (Series of events during December), Summer & Winter Farmers' Market, and Shop Small Saturday.

Is this a paid internship?

Currently, we only offer un-paid internships in the Fall, Spring, &  Summer semesters. 

Are you right for this internship?

We are looking for students who are interested in marketing and/or event planning. Skills with Excel, Word, and Google Suite are preferred. We are a small organization who relies heavily on good communication and friendly interactions. If you think you may be a good fit, we want to meet you! 

Fall Internship

Marketing & Special Events Intern

During the internship students will gain experience in both Marketing & Event planning. 


A Fall Internship will primarily focus on marketing and planning  for our annual Holly Days celebrations. Holly Days are a series of dates that are celebrated in the month of December that promote local merchants and their holiday sales. Holly Days reminds our community that they can make an impact in our local economy by "shopping small," which invests in our merchants and historic downtown. 


Additionally, Fall Semester interns help facilitate the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, which is a joint partnership between the Wood County District Public Library and Downtown Bowling Green. 

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Spring Internship

Marketing & Special Events Intern

During the internship students will gain experience in both Marketing & Event planning. 


A Spring Internship will primarily focus on marketing and planning  for our annual Art Walk event. This event has been happening for over 25 years and takes place in April. Art Walk is an event that is held throughout downtown Bowling Green. This event is a collaboration with Downtown Bowling Green, The Bowling Green Arts Council, downtown merchants, and featured artists. 


Interns will collaborate with the Director of Downtown Bowling Green, Bowling Green Arts Council, the Art Walk Committee, and local merchants in preparation for this event. Through these partnerships, interns will learn the many details that go into planning a large event. 

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Summer Internship

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Farmers' Market Intern

Downtown Bowling Green is proud to host the local Farmers' Market. This market offers everything from artisan goods to fresh & local produce. The market has grown to be more than just a place to shop for local treats. It's a weekly event that invites everyone in the neighborhood to come downtown for live music, sunshine, and good eats. 


Throughout the season the market offers special events that require both careful planning and good communication. As a Farmers' Market intern, you will work directly with our Farmers' Market Coordinator and the Director of Downtown Bowling Green. Due to its weekly occurrence, this unique internship allows you to gain meaningful relationships with repeat vendors and customers from the market. By the end of the internship you will have a great understanding of how to coordinate a large scale outdoors event. 


If you are interested in joining our team as the Farmers' Market intern, feel free to contact us below. 

Summer Internship

Marketing & Special Events Intern

 During the internship students will gain experience in both Marketing & Event planning. Summer internships will primarily focus on marketing and event planning for our annual Shop Small event, the Farmers' Market, and Firefly Nights Fall Festival.


The Shop Small event reminds our community that they can impact our local economy by "shopping small," which invests in our local merchants and historic downtown. Additionally, a summer semester intern will help will have a chance to help out at our Farmers' Market which is a large outdoor event with repeat vendors. During the season the  Farmers' Market takes place on Wednesdays from 4-7 pm.


The Firefly Nights Fall Festival is a Fall event that takes place on Main Street where we welcome the fall season. This event is a large scale outdoor event that creates an opportunity for the community to join us on Main Street (the street is closed) for live music, food, and a neighborly atmosphere.

 

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Downtown Bowling Green S.I.D.

130 S. Main Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402, US

(419) 354-4332

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed