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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


Duties and Responsibilities: The Kankakee Valley Park District is seeking a summer intern with flexible hours. Mostly afternoons and evenings. The candidate must be a self-starter. Experience with registration software and athletic scheduling software is preferred. Emphasis will be on program management in the areas of athletics and recreational programs/special events. Internship will be a minimum of 12 weeks.

Qualifications: Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible. Students must be able to multitask and work independently. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Hours: Days and hours may vary each week. Will be based on a 40 hour work week and will include weekends and evenings.

How to apply: Applications may be downloaded from Please include the application, resume, cover letter, and internship requirements. Can be emailed to or mailed to: Kankakee Valley Park District 893 West Station St. Kankakee, IL 60901

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 Kankakee Valley Park District


Melissa Woodard

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$15.00 per hour

Temporary Position: April – October 2018

Salary Range: $12.00 – $15.00

Location: Libertyville, IL

Application deadline: Open Until Filled


The Assistant Manager will work to provide for the optimal experience for preserve guests. This will be achieved through close monitoring of staff performance, safety considerations, and supervision of staff.


Supervises employees engaged in the retail, operational, and event programming functions of the Independence Grove seasonal operations. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control, and daily cash out procedures for all aspects of the operation. Will make daily cash drops when required. Aids in the safety of patrons by enforcing facility rules and safety procedures. Develops and maintains a good rapport with customers by establishing positive public relations. Facilitates the flow of information between the preserve administration and employees. Informs immediate manager about the operation of the preserve, reporting problems and recommendations. Receives and reports customer complaints/suggestions. Inspects grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure safe operations, reporting any deficiencies to appropriate staff. Transports boat batteries around the preserve. Moves and attaches motors to various boats. May drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations, and operate support watercraft. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.


High school diploma or equivalent. One year supervisory experience. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, customers and the general public. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Upon employment will be required to secure certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must possess good problem solving ability and good judgment.


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.


As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 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


Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.

How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: or fax (847) 847-3591.

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Amy Mason
(847) 847-3533

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled