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Summer Recreation Intern

Job Details

CRC - Wheeling, IL
$16.00 - $16.00 Hourly


The Wheeling Park District Internship provides the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment. Under the supervision and guidance of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs the intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, programming, facility management, and special events based on the interests of the intern and needs of the Park District.

Essential Duties & Requirements:

  • Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements.  
  • Attend supervisor and manager staff meetings.
  • Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by university program requirements 
  • Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs, special events and assisting at various facilities. 
  • Work on a special project and any other projects as required by university program requirements. 
  • Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting. 
  • Encourage the safety of all program participants and fellow staff by following Park District Safety Guidelines.


  • Must be a current student pursuing a bachelor's or master’s degree in recreation, leisure studies or a related field 
  • Student must provide own housing and transportation


  • $16.00 an hour


  • Staff receive an Individual Outdoor Pool Membership and an Individual Health & Fitness Membership (which includes use of the indoor pool) during the employment period.