Employee Relations Intern

  • Application Deadline: 6/24/22
  • Company: MSU WorkLife Office
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Role Description

Employee Relations Intern at MSU Worklife Office

Location: Hybrid options (remote and in-person)

The employee relations intern will assist the WorkLife Office by directly interacting with individual employees and employee groups at MSU through one-on-one interactions, educational programming, writing articles, evaluating employee needs, and supporting affinity groups. The employee relations intern will help to provide programming, information, and referrals to constituents in the areas of workplace, career, community connections, family, and newcomers. 

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides experienced support from academic field education/previous positions to the WorkLife Office 
  • Facilitates affinity groups working with family support, Women’s Networking Association, international newcomers, and other groups at MSU 
  • Assists with educational programming, webinars, and presentations on topics like family support, newcomers to MSU, providing connections, and others 
  • Collects and provides resources in the greater Lansing community to MSU faculty, staff, specialists, and post-docs 
  • Organizes and completes project assignments related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) topics, well-being in the workplace, fundraising, among others 
  • Organizes and facilitates events, including creating flyers, writing about events, promotion of events, tracking attendees, and following up on the event, among other tasks 
  • Research best practices on topics such as employee wellness, mental health, job satisfaction, and other topics in the work-life area  
  • Enters and compiles data into the office’s SharePoint presentation attendee intake log, tracking who uses the office and its information 
  • Creates and maintains records of events, office projects, presentations, and research articles 
  • Prepares reports on event evaluations using Qualtrics or other data gathering systems 
  • Completes other duties assigned by supervisors 


  • Must be a student of MSU 
  • Weekly availability for team meetings 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 apps 
  • Knowledge of social media applications and Zoom 

What will you gain?

  • MSU credit hours if applicable and/or professional experience  
  • Resume and cover letter training and review 
  • Interviewing practice 
  • DEI training and discussion 
  • Opportunity to present to the public or MSU community and to create a PowerPoint presentation on a main project, providing public speaking experience 
  • Opportunity to explore academic interests with internship practice and real-world applications