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: https://www.applitrack.com/waukeganparks/onlineapp/