West Michigan Sports Commission Opportunities:


The West Michigan Sports Commission is committed to providing an internship experience that will acquaint students/recent graduates to the working environment of the youth and amateur sports industry, while providing them with hands-on experiences in sporting event management and promotion.


A variety of responsibilities are offered to interns. Current internships are full-time and part-time. Each internship differs and the time commitment will be agreed upon with the individual supervisor.


Description of Duties

Internship duties include but are not limited to: event operations and administration, logistics, event bid preparation, database entry, volunteer recruitment and management, hospitality, meeting planning, writing press releases and follow-up with media, creating media kits, and general support.



Any student who has recently graduated from an accredited college or university or any student who is currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited graduate school or any undergraduate who is currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university. Meijer State Games of Michigan Internship Program


Meijer State Games of Michigan Opportunities:

The WMSC's signature event, the Meijer State Games of Michigan, provides an excellent opportunity to gain real world experience while gaining knowledge of what it takes to run a multi-sport Olympic-style event. Example of positions available:

  • Media / PR Coordinator - Works to develop relationships with local and statewide media to increase the awareness of the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Duties include (not limited to): writing / distributing news releases, coordinating radio / tv interviews, results coordination, etc.
  • Event Operations Coordinator - Manages event logistics for the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Duties include (not limited to): sports equipment distribution, serving on local organizing committees, sponsorship fulfillment, etc.
  • Special Events Coordinator - Coordinates special events throughout the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Events include (not limited to): athlete village, pre-opening ceremonies activities, press conferences, etc.
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Responsible for recruiting and managing 500+ volunteers during the Meijer State Games of Michigan.

Fieldwork hours
are also available for students looking to volunteer to fulfill requirements of their major.


For more information on the Meijer State Games of Michigan, please visit our website at


WMSC and Meijer State Games Application Process


All applicants must submit an Internship application and resume to apply for an internship with the West Michigan Sports Commission. Selected applicants will be contacted and interviewed at the West Michigan Sports Commission offices. Application deadlines are as follows:


Timeframe Application Deadline
January - May December 6
May - August April 4
August - December July 11


All materials are to be sent to:


West Michigan Sports Commission
Attn: Katy Tigchelaar
171 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

or emailed to the email address below


Any questions can be e-mailed to Katy Tigchelaar at or call 616-233-3564.

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