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JOB SUMMARY: The Recreation-Athletics Intern is responsible to the Faculty Advisor for all educational or internship requirements as well as the Recreation Superintendent and Supervisor for the programs and operations assigned for the internship. This is an at-will position. Primary duties include:
  • Aid in directing programs that satisfy the needs of the community.
  • Assist in the organization, implementation and administration of athletic programs and leagues, gymnastics, fitness center and the Grove Pilates Studio.
  • Assist supervisor to organize, schedule and supervise sports fields, gymnastics gym, fitness center and Pilates studio.
  • Become familiar with the District’s policies, procedures and operations. 
  • Analyze programs, practices and procedures, record keeping systems, forms and personnel requirements.
  • Study all program needs and take action to improve.
  • Meet the full-time staff and learn about planning and supervising recreational programs, as well as other areas in the District.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships among staff.
  • Responsible for supervision of the Community Center as assigned.
  • Work with other staff to implement programming and facility usage as assigned. 
  • Develop rapport with program participants and parents.
  • Keep intern reports, accident forms, and attend meetings as assigned.
  • Assist in program set-ups as needed.
  • Teach or coach programs as needed.
  • Become familiar with equipment and see that is properly maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must currently be working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. Must be a self-motivated and professional individual with strong communication and organizational skills. Prior knowledge and experience working with sports, leagues and/or teams is a plus.
SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a part-time, seasonal summer position running May to August. Hours designed to satisfy school requirements, Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm along with some evening and weekend hours as required. Hiring rate is $14 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. Plus applicable facility and program discounts.
If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing begins early.
The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Rolling Meadows Park District


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Open Until Filled

 14.00 per hour

The Community House is excited to offer a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship opportunity runs 8-13 consecutive weeks and usually starts a few weeks before the start of our summer programs. Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director and The Community House Recreation Supervisors, the Recreation intern will have the opportunity to expand their education. Interns are exposed to all areas of operations, from administration, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, special events, and facility/maintenance. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, to the following programs: Summer Day Camps, Leagues, Sports Camps, Art Programming, Special Events, Enrichment Camps, and Active Adult/Senior Programs.

Please include resume and school requirements.


• Work in areas of program development, written and oral communication, budgeting, training/management of employees, evaluation of both programs & personnel, marketing and special events.

• Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.

• Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs and special events.

• Plans, prepares and participates in recreation programs and special events.

• Assists with the planning, set-up, execution and tear down of special events.

• Responsible for the well-being, safety and care of children and youth attending programs.

• Responsible for creating a fun and energetic environment for the program participants on a daily basis.

• Work in a team-based environment supporting the Recreation Team.

• Interact with guests, parents, and participants in a positive and professional manner, utilizing excellent guest service standards.

• Maintain professional attitudes and relationships with parents, participants, and co-workers.

• Adhere to The Community House rules and regulations including proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism.

• Participate in safety training and respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of a university or junior college pursuing or having completed a degree in Parks & Recreation, Youth Programming, Sports Management or similar field.

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

• Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification by hire date or be able to attend The Community House training to become certified).


Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 25-40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed. The schedule is usually Monday through Friday but may vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events.

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 The Community House


Kelci Bednar

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Open Until Filled


Exciting Internship Opportunity for Recreation Students:
Are you passionate about recreation and eager to turn your enthusiasm into a rewarding professional journey in parks and recreation? Look no further! We have the perfect opportunity for you to embark on a season of learning, growth, and fun.

About Us:
Join our dynamic team of parks and recreation professionals dedicated to providing exceptional recreation experiences. We pride ourselves on fostering a vibrant environment that enriches lives, builds community, and creates memorable experiences. 

Salary and Benefits:
Complimentary beach pass and fitness membership

Days & Hours:
12+ week internship (May - August).
  • Hours are Monday-Friday, between 9 AM-5 PM, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

Internship Highlights:
  • Hands-On Experience: Dive into the world of recreation with hands-on tasks and projects that will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting.
  • Mentorship: Benefit from mentorship by seasoned professionals who are passionate about helping you succeed and guiding you on your career path.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with recreation professionals from affiliate organizations. Build relationships that will last beyond your internship.
  • Skill Development: Enhance your skills in event planning, program development, customer engagement, and more. Gain valuable insights that will set you apart in your future career.
  • Innovative Project: Contribute your fresh ideas and creativity in a personalized project that will challenge you and the organization.
  • Fun Environment: Join a team that knows how to balance hard work with a positive and fun atmosphere. We believe in enjoying what we do!

  • Currently working towards and presently enrolled in an accredited college degree program in "Parks and Recreation" or a related field.
  • Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophies of community recreational programming is strongly desired.
  • Willingness to work in all areas pertaining to recreation programs and facility operations.
  • Ability to work well with the public and fellow employees and present themselves professionally.
  • The intern must also possess a current and valid driver's license, have reliable transportation and pass a criminal background check.

Required Knowledge:
Good understanding and working knowledge of community recreational programming theories, practices, and philosophies. Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and computer applications.
Required Skills:
  • Strong ability to communicate in a professional and friendly manner with employees and customers 
  • Must be organized and able to coordinate multiple activities without direct supervision.
  • Ability to assess and solve problems as they arise.
  • Demonstrate good professional judgment, initiative, flexibility, and creativity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in planning and executing recreational events and programs.
  • Engage with participants and ensure a positive experience for all.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Glencoe Park District policies, procedures, and operations and enforce them in a positive manner.
  • Visit, observe, and participate in different phases of the agency facilities, programs, services, and operations.
  • Assist in organizing, planning, and implementing summer camp activities.
  • Keep program and work supplies, equipment, and facility areas clean, organized, and safe.
  • Communicate openly, honestly, and professionally at all times.
  • Must demonstrate safety awareness and follow safety protocols.
  • Attend all meetings as required including board meetings and affiliate organization meetings.
  • Complete all duties as assigned by the Program Manager(s).
How to apply:
Apply online at

Glencoe Park District is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 Glencoe Park District


Erika Doroghazi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled