Summer Internships

Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is the most exciting concert space in the heart of downtown Detroit. This unique waterfront venue is the epicenter of live entertainment in the summer for metropolitan Detroit. Managed by The Right Productions, The Aretha is a 6,000 seat Amphitheatre that ranks in Pollstar’s top 100 concert venues in the world.

We are currently seeking interns for the summer season. Our internship program has been a great success and learning experience, with possible full time position opportunities.

Interns will be working 30+ hours a week from mid-June to the end of August. The Aretha Administrative Office operates Monday -Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. In addition to normal office hours, show nights are every Wednesday’s, and/or Friday’s/Saturday’s.


  • College Student (For credit preferably)
  • Passion for music
  • Have a strong work ethic, accountability and responsibility
  • Ability to work full time
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Social Media experience
  • Aptitude to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have ability to think quickly, creatively


Administrative Interns(2):

  • Assisting CEO with assigned tasks
  • Assist Exec Admin with daily and show related responsibilities
  • The ability to work on, maintain, and manage The Aretha social media accounts
  • Work closely with our Facilities Manager

Financial Intern:

  • Assisting CFO and Payroll Officer on daily tasks
  • Balancing financial information per show
  • Assist in majorly payroll
  • Basic administrative duties such as filing, updating spreadsheets, and creating show folders

Hospitality Intern:

  • Assist the Hospitality Coordinator with all hospitality and show-related responsibilities.
  • Help with the set-up of VIP events
  • Acts as a liaison between the Hospitality Coordinator and the Production Manager.
  • Assist the Production Manager on the execution of all shows  
  • Assist in the preparation of the show schedule
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management, Hospitality and Production Manager
  • Run off-site errands as needed

All interns will be sharing certain tasks that are vital to the operation of The Aretha including:

  • Assist with daily venue operations, such as basic housekeeping, managing phones, and operating the front desk.
  • Gathering show information and communicating to all departments in preparation of each event
  • Basic administrative duties such as filing, updating spreadsheets, and creating show folders
  • Assist with ticket printing and filing as needed
  • Assisting team members with assigned tasks
  • Special projects and other duties as appointed

* If you are a person with any background in graphic design/ graphic media management please note that in your application.

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