The University of Michigan Athletic Department is seeking a qualified candidate for a 12-month, full-time paid internship position in the Operations and Event Management department.
Assists with the event management of a number of varsity sport programs as well as other major events hosted in athletics venues on either a primary or secondary basis. Incorporates guest services, event staffing, operations of visiting teams and officials, coordination with various units within the Athletic Department, and assisting in the production of support materials. Assists the University of Michigan Operations and Event Management office in meeting its goal of running quality Division I B1G and NCAA athletic events for the positive influence on the student-athlete, fans, and department team members. Serves as the primary event manager for some sport programs/athletic contests and as the secondary event manager assisting the primary event manager during others, including serving as the visiting team liaison prior to and during team visits for assigned sports. Assists with hiring, training, scheduling, and managing of Event Team Members. Special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Event Management including NCAA compliance.
Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of event management experience.
Excellent Written and oral communication skills.
Strong customer service with the ability to troubleshoot and handle pressure situations.
Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Adobe software.
Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to work with time sensitive projects.
Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Master’s degree and 1-2 years of event management experience in a University setting.
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles a...long the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnastics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
Our website – MGoBlue.com – is one of the most unique and heavily visited collegiate sites in the world.