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 $8.25 per hour/40 hours per week

The Waukegan Park District is offering an internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation or closely related field. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. Candidate must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. A valid driver's license is also required. Housing may be provided for the entire time of the internship on a first come first served basis. Applicant must have personal transportation. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following: -Assist with planning, organization, implementation and oversight of youth and family non-athletic recreational/general interest programs with a strong emphasis in nature programming, gardening, and camps. -Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. -Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants. -Assist in development and implementation of goals and objectives specific to area of responsibility. May develop and implement an intern project. -Assist in evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of program and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. -Assist with the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, events, and services consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. -Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned staff and volunteers. Assist with contracting with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. -Assist in securing alternative funding through grants, sponsorship, and fundraising. -Assist in the purchase, distribution and maintenance of proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Turn in appropriate receipts as required. -Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Prepare and submit reports and projects as required by sponsoring university. -Accompany participants on field trips. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. -Assist in the preparation of program budgets. -Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with coworkers, parents, community agencies and organizations. -Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. -Conduct self according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. -Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. -Perform other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates may apply online. Apply online at:

Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

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 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


DESCRIPTION: The Addison Park District is seeking a creative, senior level student pursuing a degree recreation, leisure studies or related field to fill the position of Summer Recreation Intern. The internship will include a comprehensive experience within the district's operations. The student will assist with projects, programs and events within numerous areas of the park district including, but not limited to, day camps, athletics, special events, senior programming, facility management, general programming, aquatics, marketing, administration and budgeting. This is a 12-14 week, 40 hour per week employment opportunity. Schedule includes night and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties include, but are not limited to: assist full time and part time park district staff to complete work in the areas of program development, facilities operations, daily supervision of staff and programming, marketing and oversight of special events. The development of three new recreation programs and/or special events for the fall programming season. Develop marketing materials and coordinate with staff to disseminate to the public. Assist in daily operations of day camp, aquatics programming, front desk operations. Continue education by working with staff to review programming, including descriptions, budgeting, scheduling, facilities. Oversight of summer special events such as Youth Garage Sale, Touch A Truck, Movie in the Park, as well as assist in others. Complete school related reports and projects. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a senior level student of an accredited university, pursuing a degree in recreation, leisure studies, education or a related field of study. Student must be able to multitask and organize multiple responsibilities such as programming, oversight of daily operations, completing long term responsibilities as well as completion of school reports and projects. A valid driver's license is required.

HOURS: Days and hours vary depending on department responsibilities. A Monday through Friday schedule will include evenings and weekends as necessary and is based on 40 hours per week.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications can be found at Please send resume as well as school requirements.

SALARY: $8.75/hour

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 Addison Park District


Steven Muenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $330/week stipend

12 week internship through the summer months (dates are flexible). Variable hours throughout the week. Must be available on occasional weekends.

Job Requirements:

Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated student to serve in the role of Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to all aspects of park district management. Special projects and tasks will be completed in cooperation with all departments. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, with a professional and positive attitude
  • Physical ability for lifting up to 30 lbs
  • Must complete a post-offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search
  • Must complete a post-offer drug test
  • Must have valid Illinois drivers license and pass a drivers abstract

Interested applicants should complete an application at

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 Carol Stream Park District


Melissa Adamson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $250/week Stipend

Recreation Intern $250/week Stipend Approximate 40 hrs./week, 10-12 week seasonal Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, special events (Sunday Market, Monday Night Movies, Music in the Park, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Fairs, etc.), senior programming, and general administration, budgeting, and marketing. The intern will also create and run programs of their choosing. Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motivated and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public as a whole. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to or Barb Holajter, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.

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 Munster Parks and Recreation


Barbara Holajter
(219) 836-6923

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$15.00 per hour

Temporary Position Location: Libertyville, IL Hourly Rate: $12.00 – $15.00 Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.


The GIS Intern assists with the implementation of the District’s Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS Intern will edit data, perform data acquisition, collection and verification tasks utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Creates maps utilizing GIS software.


Assists with maintenance and development of District-wide Geographic Information System (GIS), including asset inventories, land management and ecological databases. Assists in the creation and maintenance of the District’s GIS layers in Geodatabases and conversion of data from multiple sources and types. Performs data acquisition, collection, and verification tasks in the field utilizing GPS. Creates and maintains metadata for District’s GIS layers. Creates maps and data for District Staff, Departments and special projects. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.


Recent graduate of or current student in, a four-year college program with an emphasis in Computer Science, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science or related program. Knowledge in the operation of mapping and database software packages, including ESRI’s ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, and related tools such as Geodatabases. Knowledge of GPS data collection, GIS standards, terms, principles and mapping. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and Word. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at . Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

February 21, 2018