The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association employs Michigan State University students to help run our headquarters office during the academic year and summer. MIPA headquarters staff members are university employees.
We also contract exceptional educators to teach at our summer workshop; college students from across the state, student media advisers and others to support our summer workshop activities; and other short-term team members as needed to run our various events. These essential team members work as independent contractors for MIPA.
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.
Available positions are posted on this page. 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
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Youth Program Criminal Background Check
MIPA follows Michigan State University rules requiring 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 interested in working for the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop must successfully complete this check before they will be considered for employment. You may be asked to authorize MIPA and/or MSU to conduct a background check as part of the application process.