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INTERN- Equipment Room - Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

Internship Summary:

The Detroit Lions Equipment Department is accepting applications for an intern for the football season. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and assist with the day-to-day operations of the Detroit Lions Equipment Department and will assist at practice and games as needed. 

This is a full-time internship, approximately 35-40 hours per week. Interns will be required to work 6 days per week.  A sample schedule would be as follows:

Monday:           4:00PM – 7:00PM
Tuesday:          Off
Wednesday:     11:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday:         11:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday:              11:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday:         11:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday:            10:00AM – 7:00 PM (Home Games) or  7:00AM – 7:00PM (Away Games)

The internship would begin on or around August 2, 2015 and end on our around January 25, 2016. This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and also at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The intern may travel with the team to away games. This is a paid position.


  • Assist in Daily Flow of Laundry Process
    • Pick Up, Processing, and Distribution to all Locker Rooms
    • Equipment Maintenance
  • Work Assist with upkeep of Coaches Locker Room and toiletries counter
  • Assist with upkeep of Players Locker Room, Bathroom, Sauna, and Player Lounge
  • Assist at practice and games as needed
  • Assist with Practice Field setup and breakdown
  • Assist with issuing Player equipment and clothing
  • Assist with Locker Room setup and pack up at Ford Field
  • May assist with sideline still video on game day
  • Attend various teaching sessions given by full-time staff
    • Helmet fitting, Shoulder Pad fitting, Footwear, and Laundry


  • Recent college graduate or some college level courses preferred
  • Minimum of 2 year of football experience required
  • Must be A.E.M.A. certified or working towards certification
  • Candidate must have the ability to work with a flexible schedule, including being available for major scheduled events on nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must provide own transportation and housing (local candidates preferred)
  • Ability and willingness to learn new equipment and systems
  • Ability to function in high pressure situations
  • Ability to follow systems and safety guidelines
  • Other duties as required

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to run and participate in the physical activities involved in practice and game situations

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you willing and able to lift up to 100 pounds?

2. Are you able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekend and holidays?

3. Are you either A.E.M.A certified or working towards the certification?

4. Are you able to travel out of town as needed?

5. Please list your top three reasons for seeking this internship?

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