Undergraduate student employment opportunities

Classifications for FRIB student employees

FRIB employs undergraduate students in the following positions in accordance to the MSU Student Job Description Catalog

  • Student Clerical Assistant I & II 
    • Provide clerical support to an academic or administrative department. 
  • Student Info Tech Assistant I & II
    • Provide IT support such as helpdesk, programming, or application development.
  • Student Labor Assistant I & II
    • Provide labor and clerical support for the laboratory. 
  • Student Media/Communications Assistant I & II
    • Provide media and communications support such as assisting in the creation and editing of content intended for internal and external audiences.   
  • Student Research Assistant I and II
    • Support a research group by conducting research, performing measurements, and recording data.  
  • Student Technical Assistants I, II, III
    • Provide technical support by assisting in the design, development, fabrication, assembly, operation and/or maintenance within the laboratory.

General employment eligibility requirements

  • Must be in active student status with current or future class enrollments with MSU. 
  • Must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the position description/job posting. 
  • For some opportunities, it may be required to meet citizenship and/or have the ability to work with export-controlled technology. 

FRIB undergraduate student programs

FRIB offers paid and unpaid opportunities for undergraduate students to build their knowledge, skills, and abilities in their field of study. For more information, visit the undergraduate student opportunities page.

Student experience and culture

FRIB provides a meaningful learning experience in science, business, and the trades to approximately 100 undergraduate students. As part of their research and learning experience at FRIB, undergraduate students at FRIB will receive mentoring from a team of highly skilled and professional staff and have opportunities to hone and develop their skills. Students work both independently and as part of a team. FRIB is an environment that offers flexible schedules to support school and work, personal enrichment, and social-engagement outlets. 

How to apply on Handshake

Log in to Handshake using your MSU Net ID (e-mail) and password. 

Recruiting events

  • 21 February 2024 – MSU Engineering Expo (1 to 4 p.m.)
  • 19 March 2024 – MSU Spring All Majors Career Fair (3 to 6 p.m.)
  • TBD – MSU Industry Days 
  • TBD – College of Engineering Career Café 


For more information regarding employment, contact FRIB Human Resources. For more FRIB news and employment updates, follow FRIB on LinkedIn.