The Lions, much like the city and community they represent, are built on a blue-collar work ethic that values hustle and conviction.

Ford Field, the home of the Lions since 2002 in the heart of Detroit, is part of a vibrant sports and entertainment district featuring all four major professional sports franchises. Ford Field is also home to a dedicated and passionate multi-generational fan base reflective of the innovation, creativity and drive synonymous with Detroit.

Under the leadership of Sheila Hamp, the great granddaughter of Henry Ford, the Lions have ushered in an era of rebirth focused on creating an inclusive and equitable experience for employees, partners and fans. Building off the rich and diverse history of the city, the Lions embrace transparency and value contribution from all areas of the organization. We believe in the power of a pride, and acknowledge winning together takes understanding, acceptance, and teamwork. We believe in our “we” culture and are committed to building a new tradition that Detroit and Michigan can be proud of.

One Pride. For All.


The Equipment 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, training camp, and games as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to): The Equipment Intern will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

  • Assist in Daily Flow of Laundry Process

    • Pick Up, Processing, and Distribution to all Locker Rooms

    • Equipment Maintenance

  • Assist with upkeep of Coaches & Staff 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

  • Team Ball Boy on gameday

  • Attend various teaching sessions given by full-time staff

    • Helmet fitting, Shoulder Pad fitting, Footwear, and Laundry


  • Must be motivated, reliable, and able to work independently or as part of a team

  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Will adjust work schedule to meet departmental demands

  • Will keep appropriate information confidential

  • Will accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the objectives and essential functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the position description if they are ongoing.


  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull equipment or boxes in excess of 100lbs.

  • Must be able to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period.

  • Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields, etc.

  • Ability to run and participate in the physical activities involved in practice and game situations


  • 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