About C3: C3 Presents (which is owned by Live Nation Entertainment) creates live experiences for millions of fans across the globe, setting the new standard each year for events that are as memorable as they are spectacular.  One of the world’s largest music festival producers, C3 is the force behind Chicago’s biggest multi-day live music festival, Lollapalooza, and its eight international editions — drawing a combined 2 million music lovers annually. Headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Nashville, C3 Presents also promotes thousands of concerts annually in arenas, casinos, and clubs throughout North America. 

Are you looking for an exciting internship experience? Our paid Internship Program provides real-world experience for students who are interested in the live entertainment industry. After finishing this program, you will have gained broad experience in various aspects live event business. You can also expect to apply your academic learning to real-world situations and cultivate your leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Since 2005, Lollapalooza has been part of the cultural fabric of Chicago, where the music world gathers in Grant Park for a four-day festival each summer. The Community Engagement Intern will support C3 Presents’ ongoing philanthropic initiatives to deepen connections between Lollapalooza and Chicago’s citizens with a focus on community partnerships, arts administration, youth development, program management, and grantmaking. We are seeking an emerging leader who is passionate about the City of Chicago, highly organized, and able to both plan and execute impactful community initiatives. 

Location: Chicago, IL

Internship Type: Part time; 15 – 20 Hours per week


  • Program Management: Support the Community Engagement Manager in identifying, executing, and evaluating initiatives aimed at broadening access to Lollapalooza, and careers within the live music entertainment industry for Chicago residents.
  • Event Planning: Aid in the development and management of community engagement events and on-site activations for Lollapalooza.
  • Partnership Development: Help identify, cultivate, and steward partnerships between Chicago community organizations and Lollapalooza.
  • Program Evaluation: Contribute to program evaluation by tracking and measuring impacts, facilitating continuous improvement of community engagement initiatives.
  • Community Outreach: Positively represent Lollapalooza when engaging with community organizations and at events, with a focus on fostering an inclusive and welcoming music festival.
  • Other duties, projects, and events as assigned.


  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills with the ability to develop lasting connections with various stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events), and/or Chicago-based nonprofit organizations.
  • Proficient in various computer applications, including MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint), with the ability to leverage technology for effective program management and evaluation.
  • Previous experience in event planning, youth development, community outreach, or marketing is a plus.
  • Top of Form
  • Love for music and entertainment.

How to apply:

Apply here!