Employment Opportunities

Recreation Intern

The Blue Island Park District is seeking applicants for the position of Recreation Intern for the Recreation Department for students pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, or related field. All necessary university or college requirements must be met to be eligible.


The Blue Island Park District will be willing to accommodate your school’s requirements for an internship if applicable.

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Marketing Intern

Under the supervision of the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing Intern will receive experience in photography and writing designed to engage a diverse community.  


Interns with a focus in photography are expected to attend Blue Island Park District events and programs, photograph, edit pictures, and create engaging visuals. Interns will receive feedback from the Marketing Coordinator for the purpose of achieving a style and growing as a photographer. 


Interns with a focus in writing are expected to complete short writing tasks such as social media captions, program and event descriptions, and press releases. Interns will receive feedback from the Marketing Coordinator with the goal of developing grammar, situational tone, and eventually taking on longer projects such as articles and editing proposals.  

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The lifeguard’s primary role is to observe the safety and the well-being of all staff and the general public.

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The Park Security Guard is responsible for supervising the enforcement of rules, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to public use of Park District grounds and facilities.

This position conducts routine patrol of parks and facilities, educating the public on the proper use of district resources and interdepartmental service requests.

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Prefer Paper?

Prefer Paper? Download a digital copy of our application. Applications may be submitted at the Blue Island Park District Main Office located at 12804 S. Highland Ave. Blue Island, IL. 60406

Application for Employment

Volunteer Opportunities

Earn volunteer hours while having fun! The Blue Island Park District accepts applications for volunteer hours for many events throughout the year. Individuals or clubs looking to volunteer may contact our Recreation Coordinator at 708-388-6421 or by email us at info@blueislandparks.org.


Volunteer hours are available on a first come, first served basis.

Volunteers over the age of 18 will are subject to a background check.
All volunteers must submit a Volunteer Waiver Form before the first day of service.

Volunteer Background Checks

Volunteer Waiver Form (18+)