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Employment Opportunities


The Bedell Family YMCA looks for people who care about building strong kids, strong families and strong communities; who exemplify the values of caring, honest, respect, responsibility; and who want to improve the quality of life in the community.

Health & Fitness, Aquatics and Sports Internships

Job Title: Internship Participant | Pay Grade (Per Day): $25

Reports to: Program Operations Director

Essential Functions:

  • Support the mission of the YMCA.
  • Incorporate the YMCA character development Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in our daily routine and incorporate these character traits when interacting with staff and members.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with fellow staff and members of all ages and background.
  • Responsible to function as a part of a team to provide quality programs and services to YMCA members and program participants.
  • Assist with implementation of curriculum and rules for aquatics and sports programs.
  • Work hands-on in assisting with YMCA aquatics, fitness and sports programs, including supervision, set-up/tear down, refereeing, monitoring, score keeping, etc.
  • Responsible for up keep of the YMCA Aquatics, Sports and Fitness areas and YMCA program areas.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with fellow staff and members of all ages and background.
  • Assist with scheduling and supervising of volunteers/staff for Special Events.
  • Provide appropriate input on program schedules.
  • Available for staff meetings when necessary.
  • Keep supervisor up-to date on all relevant situations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Education requirements: Pursuing a four-year degree in Recreation, Health Promotions, Exercise Science or equal experience, CPR certificate, 1st Aid and AED.

Specifically agreed upon goals will be mutually established and reviewed for student/advisor internship requirements at onset of the program year. The measurement of the Internship performance and effectiveness will be based on the accomplishment of these goals.


If you have any questions about employment at the YMCA of the Okobojis, please give us a call. Applications can also be obtained at the front desk at the Y.