IMS College Program

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Join the Indianapolis Motor Speedway College Program and be a part of the greatest month in Indy and the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.

This program will allow students to learn the ins-and-outs of large-scale event operations and execution, while serving thousands of race fans at our expansive world-class facility. This program provides college students with the opportunity to be a part of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
What You Can Gain

  • Learn the ins-and-outs of large-scale event operations and execution.
  • Lead your peers, develop professional skills and build your resume with event experience.
  • Meet and serve thousands of race fans around the world.
  • Network with IMS professionals interested in the sports and entertainment industry.
  • Rotate through various event related roles with a group of peers.
  • Be a professional of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

College Program Roles

Students will rotate through various event related roles and gain a foundational understanding of the Month of May, hosted at the "Racing Capital of the World." These roles, all crucial to the large-scale event execution process, include:

  • Garage and Pits: Verify credentials in garage, pit and media center locations. Provide hospitality in Plaza area. Provide security on Pit Lane, Garages and track access points.
  • Guest Transportation and Shuttle Services: Transport guests via golf carts, host an ADA station, answer guest questions and give proper directions while navigating the facility.
  • Traffic Operations and Parking: Direct and park all infield, employee and credentialed vehicular traffic to specific locations.
  • Greeting and Gate Operations: Greet each guest upon their arrival and verify each guest’s ticket; check bags and coolers, sell tickets.
  • Suites and Hospitality Assistance: Verify all tickets and credentials at suites. Provide customer service to all hospitality guests.

Program Tiers

On the application, students will have the opportunity to apply for specific tiers of the program and have the opportunity to apply for the 2018 Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is typically reserved for those who have completed at least one year of the program. All first-year positions start at $8 an hour with opportunity for internship credit.

Program includes INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

  • Tier 1: May 10-26
  • Tier 2: May 11, May 18-19, May 24-26
  • Tier 3: May 24-26 – Indy 500 Race Weekend

For more information or to ask specific questions, please email