OCAT is the hub for creating and collecting opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. If you want to gain experience in leadership, help promote cultural awareness, meet other students similar and different from yourself, mentor young folks, volunteer, hang out, find jobs/internships, network, etc., then OCAT is for you! We will help you GET INVOLVED in your MSU community. Here is a partial listing of opportunities that we create or that we are aware of. Check these out! Or stop by the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT) TODAY!


BEGIN by viewing OCAT’s events calendar!


Applications for the 2018 MAGIC Peer Assistant Applications 
Deadline: March 30, 2018


What are MAGIC Peer Assistants?
MAGIC Peer Assistants are a critical component of the MAGIC program.  Peer Assistants assist with the implementation of the various activities during the week-long program, actively participating, facilitating, and interacting with the participants in many of the program’s sessions.   They are primarily responsible for the facilitation of daytime and evening activities, for the general supervision of participants during the evening within the residence hall, and for the development of positive rapport with MAGIC participants. APPLICATIONS FOR MAGIC PAs will be available during the spring semester of each academic year.


InnovateGov Service Learning Internship Program is looking for summer interns! The program is offered through the MSU Department of Political Science, and is open to all majors. Students participating in InnovateGov will spend 10 weeks this summer in Detroit, and will intern in city, county, and non-profit sectors focusing on revitalizing the city of Detroit.

InnovateGov is a low-cost program. Housing will be provided at Wayne State University and financial support will likely be given to all students accepted into the program. Interested students can apply online at the CSS Study Away website. 

For more information on the program, please visit the InnovateGov Internship Program page. Students participating in the internship are required to take PLS 422 (4 credits) as well as 6 internship credits. These internship credits can either be PLS 494 credits or the internship course for the students’ respective major. We are willing to work with all students to ensure the internship credits fit into their degree plan.

If you have questions, contact Krista Zeig at kzeig@msu.edu.


RHA Microaggression Macroimpact: Call for Artists

Congressional Internship Program

…also visit Handshake for frequent job postings.

CAREER PEER ADVISORS: The Career Services Network is looking to hire a few personable and outgoing student leaders to serve as Career Peer Advisors for the 2016-2017 academic year. Attached you will find a synopsis of the position, application instructions, and applicant requirements. Please share this opportunity with any students that you feel may be interested. If you have questions about this position, feel free to contact Marcus Sanderlin (sanderl3@msu.edu) or phone at (517) 884-1342.

Internships & Jobs with Lansing’s BWL Internship Program. The BWL Internship program offers internships for Engineering, Accounting, and Human Resource Majors. If you are interested in applying for the internship or any of the following jobs below, email BWLJobs@lbwl.com today!

Benefits of working with BWL?

  • BWL staffs about 750 employed positions that are Professional/Technical/Clerical with about 150 of these positions that need to be replaced within the next few years.
  • Average salary is $68,000/year
  • Internships in Engineering/Finance/Industrial Hygiene (5 paid internships)
  • Internships 15-16 weeks averaging $15/18 an hour

VIEW Job Opportunities:

BWL Admin Assistant
BWL Chemist
BWL Community Relations Coordinator
BWL Customer Service Rep 1
BWL Electrical Engineer
BWL Electrician
BWL IT Analyst
BWL Legal Analyst
BWL Line Worker
BWL Power Engineer
BWL Power Plant Operator D
BWL Records Management Tech


The project is a cooperative effort between MSU and Ingham County Court System. We work with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The goal of the project is ultimately to impact youth lives by providing delinquents an intense one-on-one intervention. This is a college course BUT it is not like your ordinary college course!
For more information contact:
SEAN HANKINS, MSW Director/Instructor
Phone: 517-355-9519
Email: hankinss@msu.edu or msuadp@msu.edu
WEBSITE: http://psychology.msu.edu/MSUAP/Home.aspx
YATA (Youth Advancement Through Athletics)
Earn course credit while making a difference!

Cap Corps Midwest: Looking for a new job and a community of amazing people? Join Cap Corps Midwest. This is a 1-year commitment (Detroit, Northern Cheyenne and Crow reservation, and Milwaukee) and 1.5 (Lima). You must be 21+, have a college degree or equivalent experience. You will work full time with a non profit and live in intentional community with others interested in social justice and spirituality. Jobs available in: health and nutrition, education, immigrants right, hunger and homelessness, environmental education, farming, and more! You will receive: FREE room and board with the other volunteers, modest living allowance, health insurance, transportation, training and personal development, community living, retreats and reflection time. Placement sites in: Detroit, Milwaukee, Peru, and with the Northern Cheyenne and Crow people in Montana. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Fill out a preliminary form using the following link: www.capcorps.org

MSU Concessions: MSU Concessions offers MSU students a wide variety of fun positions, flexible schedules and an exciting work environment. Benefits include: great pay, free meals during events, training and advancement opportunities, great location (work close to where you live!). Inquire about internship credit opportunities. Contact (517) 353-2005 or email concessionscshr@rhs.msu.edu Monday-Friday (8-5pm). Visit website for more information.


OCAT has a number of different job and internship opportunities available for MSU students. These 
paid positions include Intercultural Aides (compensated for room and board), MAGIC Peer Assistants 
and Work study (OCAT & MOSAIC Unity Center). In addition, we offer unpaid internships that provide 
students with a wealth of experience by both job shadowing OCAT Coordinators and participating in 
the planning of many of our programs. Please contact the OCAT at (517) 353 – 7745 if you would like 
to learn more about these opportunities.