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Recreation Program Intern – Summer 2021

Reports to: Recreation Supervisors/Facility Managers

Salary: $480/week and complimentary 2021 three month membership to the Roos Rec Center and Forest Park Aquatic Center.

Days & Hours: 12 week internship during the months of May - August. Primary hours will be 9am-5pm Monday - Friday with evening and weekend responsibilities. Maximum 40 hours/week with flexible hours depending upon event. Job Requirements: The Park District of Forest Park is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences and exposure to many aspects of park district management will be offered. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation programs, special events and facilities.

Qualifications: College student at an accredited University working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Sports Management, Facility Management or a related field. Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. Strong communication and organizational skills. Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. 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 and communicate effectively with the public, patrons, and co-workers. Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Valid Illinois driver’s license. Provide their own transportation and housing. Completion of a post-offer background check, driver’s abstract, and drug test. CPR, AED & First Aid Certification preferred.

The Park District of Forest Park provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

To apply email cover letter, resume and references to: Jeff Murphy 708-366-7500 x 118

 Park District of Forest Park


Jeff Murphy
708-366-7500 x 118

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