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Village of Skokie, Seasonal Environmental Intern

The Village of Skokie, IL, is currently seeking candidates interested in a paid internship, assisting the Refuse Division and Public Works Administration with day to day inspections and operations relating to refuse, recycling, and compost services, along with education and communication related to solid waste management, alley maintenance, and yard waste services.  We are flexible and willing to modify the job functions to fit the needs of an internship.  Hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Flexibility to work 2 – 5 days per week, not to exceed 500 hours in the 12-month period immediately following the start of the internship. The pay rate is $18.00 / hour.


In this position you will be responsible for recycling and refuse field inspections; Distributing educational cart hangers and stickers related to recycling and waste reduction; Developing communications material for the Public Works website, SkokiEnews, and social media outlets; Data collection for studies and inventories; Assist with refuse tote deliveries, litter pick-up, and phone duties; Occasional night and weekend work for community and special events; Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


Must be a current student or recent graduate of an accredited post-secondary college or technical school, with an emphasis in solid waste management, natural resources, environmental science, communications, sustainability, or closely related field.  Basic knowledge in Microsoft Suite applications required; Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to foster and maintain professional relationships with residents, colleagues, and co-workers; Must possess a valid Driver’s License; Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application; Pre-employment physical examination, including a drug test, is required.


Job requires both office and outdoor field work, including driving & biking; Physical activities may include frequent lifting, kneeling, squatting, walking, standing; Must be able to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; Outdoor work is subject to temperature extremes, rain, or other inclement weather.


To be considered for this position, please submit a completed Village of Skokie Application for Employment to the Human Resources Office, Village of Skokie, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077, or by email to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications are available on the Skokie Jobs page at EOE Employer



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