Glen Ellyn Park District – Recreation Intern
Description: The Glen Ellyn Park District is looking for a highly motivated individual eager to learn all aspects of the recreation field with our summer internship program. Serving approximately 36,000 residents, the Recreation Department is responsible for most of the general programs, athletics, outdoor and nature programs, and special events in the community. We are searching for an energetic student who is enthusiastic about the field, creative, mature and excited to learn. Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Summer Intern Program is an 8-12 week position which works with a qualified, well-rounded team of recreation professionals.
Duties: As the recreation intern, you will assist in the planning, coordination and supervision of various programs in all areas including: athletics, cultural, camps, special events, aquatics, health and fitness from early childhood to seniors. Work with various facility managers to gain experience in scheduling, operations and maintenance. Assist in the design and development of marketing materials and social media for various programs and events. Work with multiple departments within the park district to gain experience in overall organization operations. Learn to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, while demonstrating support of the park district customer service standards.
Qualifications: Intern candidates must be enrolled in a current accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in recreation, leisure studies, or related field of interest. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and provide their own housing and transportation. Students should demonstrate knowledge of community recreational programming; exceptional customer service and leadership skills; good judgment, initiative, flexibility and creativity. Must be able to work independently in day-to-day operations with general supervision.
Interns are required to commit to the following: 8-12 week internship; 35-40 hours per week; and be available for programs and events days/evening/weekends.
Apply online only at www.gepark.org to complete an application and submit a resume