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Michigan State University
Staff Assistant

Michigan State University has two openings for a full-time staff assistant position (internship) with the athletic communications office.

OVERVIEW: The staff assistant will assist in all operations of the Office of Athletic Communications and will be directly responsible for working with multiple sports, in addition to assisting with football, men’s and women’s basketball, and ice hockey. The individual will also assist with gameday duties at athletic events and aid in creating content and help furthering develop the initiatives in new/social media and multimedia on the department’s official website, Other duties as assigned by Associate Athletics Director/Communications.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree with a MINIMUM of two years experience as a sports information/athletic communications student assistant or intern (undergraduate or graduate); excellent writing and editing skills; computer knowledge (word processing, statistical programs, desktop publishing); must be able to manage multiple tasks. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate sound judgment and discretion with sensitive information regarding student-athletes, university staff, and the Athletic Department.  The MSU Athletic Communications office uses Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Stat Crew Software; previous experience with these programs is preferred. 

COMPENSATION: Nine-month hourly contract (40 hours a week); in addition to office hours, would also include some nights, weekends and holidays. There will be occasional opportunities to work additional events for extra pay. Position is available to enroll in a Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) through Michigan State University.

START DATE: The selected candidate would begin in mid-August.


Please send cover letter, resume, references, writing samples and any other related materials to

Candidates can also send materials to:

Michigan State Athletic Communications
534 Birch Road
Breslin Center, Room Z-22
East Lansing, MI 48824
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.