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Are you the next incredible DSA intern?

July 11, 2019


Last fall we introduced you to Rachel McGrath, our events intern for Rated SGF. She’s an intern this summer, too, but not with us. And we’re OK with that.

That’s because McGrath is currently an intern at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. She’s working with the NPR team on events and having an incredible time. From Rated SGF to Tiny Desk Concerts is a pretty cool jump. Could you be the next intern to go from the Queen City to the big city? There’s only one way to find out.

DSA seeking Cider Days interns

The DSA has several internship opportunities available for college students right now helping us plan, prepare for and put on Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street, Sept. 21-22. The successful candidates will work 10-15 hours per week and assist DSA staff in all things Cider Days. Think you’ve got what it takes? Here are the full job listing and information on how to apply.

Cider Days is a two-day fall festival on Historic Walnut Street. It features regional artists and crafters selling their wares as well as delicious food and drinks, live music, vendors and more. It’s also the festival that introduced McGrath to the Downtown Springfield Association.

“My first experiences with DSA was attending Cider Days with a few girls from my dorm, who are now my roomates,” McGrath, a St. Louis native, said. “I’ve had such great experiences with the events and small businesses in Springfield, so I wanted to have a more active role in the community.”

That role in the Springfield community helped her earn a gig in the nation’s capital. Do you have big dreams for your future? Start working on them today with the DSA and Cider Days.