The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association employs Michigan State University students to help run our headquarters office and to work at various events.

MIPA is a nonprofit organization composed of Michigan scholastic journalism teachers and student media advisers and their students. The organization is committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in journalism at all levels through education, training and support of student journalists and their advisers. MIPA is housed in MSU’s School of Journalism.

General Inquiries:

Available positions are posted on this page. MIPA also occasionally needs short-term help for various events. (These short-term employees must be enrolled as MSU students.) General inquiries can be made to:

Jeremy Steele, Executive Director
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association
404 Wilson Road, Room 305
MSU School of Journalism
East Lansing, MI 48824
[email protected]

Current Openings

  • 2017 Summer Workshop Floor Counselors & Activity Assistants

See below for job descriptions and additional information

Youth Program Criminal Background Check Authorization

Michigan State University rules require all individuals who have direct contact with minors at a campus youth program pass a criminal background check within 12 months of the program. All individuals interesting in working for the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop must successfully complete this check before they will be considered for employment.

Please download and complete the Youth Program Criminal Background Check (CBC) Authorization Form (PDF). Sign the form and return it using one of the below methods:

  • Use the Sign & Certify tool in Adobe Acrobat to create a digital signature. The document should have a stamp showing it was digitally signed. Email the form directly [email protected] Please [email protected] on this email.
  • Type your name in the signature box and email the form directly to [email protected] from the email you entered on the form. Please copy [email protected] on this email.
  • Take a very clear photograph of the signed form with your cellphone. Send this form to [email protected] so that we can review it and optimize the file for use by MSU’s HR department.
  • Print and sign a paper copy of the form. Mail or fax it directly to MIPA, and we will pass it on to MSU’s HR department:

404 Wilson Road, Room 305
East Lansing, MI 48824

Fax: 517-355-7710

Summer Workshop Floor Counselors & Activity Assistants

MIPA is looking for adults and college students to work as floor counselors and activity assistants. This is a great opportunity for journalism teachers and students looking to be teachers. All workshop employees undergo a criminal background check by Michigan State University. Learn more and apply

To Apply:

Use this form to apply.