•  Here you can find opportunities for this summer including jobs, leadership training, and other educational opportunities. 

    2022 Progams/Jobs

    Crossmark Job Opportunity

    This role acts as the brand representative for suppliers within retail locations. Retail Product Demonstrators are responsible for introducing customers to new and exciting products and brands through product tasting events. 

    Role Highlights: 

    ·         Preparing food items while maintaining a clean environment 

    ·         Engaging with customers to communicate key points and benefits of products 

    ·         Ensuring compliance with food safety requirements. 

    ·         Working with the team to achieve sales goals of the products you are demonstrating 

    To apply: Crossmark.com/careers, Click US Jobs, search by location -IL-Normal, and Click Product Demonstrator 

    Carlock Township Internship

    The Village of Carlock Board is looking for a student who has an interest in park maintenance and recreation.  Learn more here

    WIU CSI Workshop

    Western IL University is hosting a Crime Scene Investigator workshop this summer (June 19-23).  Learn more here

    Harvard Academy

    The perfect opportunity for high school students to learn virtually from Harvard undergraduate instructors. Whether you are exploring potential interests or delving deep into an existing one, all of our Academies include an elite curriculum, hands-on experience, and access to the insights of a Harvard undergraduate.  Learn more here

    Grady's Family Fun Park

    Grady's is looking for students who would like summer employment!   https://www.gradysfunpark.com/index

    Normal Parks and Rec

    Normal Parks & Recreation will be hosting a Summer Job Fair on Thursday, February 17th at the Community Activity Center from 5-7pm. Learn more here  


    University of Chicago Summer Session

    The University of Chicago's summer pre-college programs allow you to join fellow engaged, idea-driven, students from around the globe as you dig in-sometimes literaly- at one of the world's great intellectual destinations.  To learn more, go to summer.uchicago.edu.  


    State Farm Summer Internship

    Looking for a summer internship?  State Farm has a great opportunity this summer in IT! The internship dates are 6/6/22 to 7/29/22 and candidates must be 16 years of age by the June 6 – no exceptions. Candidates should plan to work full workdays Monday – Friday with limited absences as the internship is only 8 weeks and we want interns to get the full benefit of their time with us. Click here for more information! 


    ISU Cyber Security

    Illinois State University (ISU) is happy to announce a FREE residential summer camp for high school students focusing on Cybersecurity in July 2022 as part of the GenCyber program (https://www.gen-cyber.com/). The weeklong camp is funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote Cybersecurity careers. Please advertise the opportunity  (see attached flyer) to your high school students and encourage them to apply at the earliest.  Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2022 are eligible to apply for a spot in the camp. More information about the camp and application form can be found at  https://it.illinoisstate.edu/cybersecurity/gencyber/index.php.

    We will also be holding two informational sessions to answer any questions applicants/counselors/parents may have virtually over Zoom. The dates and Zoom link are:

    Wednesday, January 26, 4-5 PM: https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/99989377143
    Wednesday, February 23, 4-5 PM: https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/92761898804


    2021 Programs/Jobs

    Job Fair!

    Walk up job fair with a variety of employers!  June 3rd at Eastland Mall! 


    NFHS Virtual Leader Summit

    For the second consecutive year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will be offering a free Virtual Leadership Summit. Students must register for the event. The Summit will run August 8 – 10, 2021. I would encourage you to share this opportunity with all of your student leaders. For more information including a schedule of speakers, a list of speakers and a registration link, please visit this link.

    Easter Seals

    We are currently looking for someone to fill a part-time, seasonal Grounds Maintenance position. This position will primarily consist of mowing and assisting with general grounds maintenance. The position is seasonal and can be expected to run from Monday, May 24 to Friday, August 13, and consist of roughly 20-30 hours per week. Pay starts at $11/hour but is flexible depending on experience. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a high school or college student(who is at least 18 years old). We would prefer someone with prior knowledge and experience specific to grounds-keeping and maintenance but are willing to train.  Anyone interested can apply for Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Worker position using the link below:

    Seasonal Ground Maintenance Position Application

    LKM Landscaping


    We are recruiting! Join us for our upcoming Job Fair on May 15th.

    WHEN: May 15th @ 8:00am - 12:00pm

    WHERE: 2020 Eagle Rd | Normal, IL 61761

    • Competitive Starting Wage at $13.00/hr-Full Time & Seasonal Positions-  Insurance & Benefits Opportunities • Retirement Plan• Employment Offer The Following Week!

    Carle Bromenn

    Carle is looking for Food Service workers.  Starting pay is $14!   More information here

    ISU Research Opportunity

    The 2021 Illinois Summer Research Academy (ISRA) face-to-face will be held June 21st - 25th 2021, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on the campus of Illinois State University (ISU). The virtual ISRA will be help June 28 - July 2nd 2021. Current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors that participate in the 2021 ISRA will spend a week with ISU professors, ISU students, and high school students from across Illinois working on various hands-on research projects in math, biology, chemistry, or computing and information technology. Students will be introduced to current research projects ISU professors are working on and exposed to the tools and techniques that are being used to accomplish this research. Students then make contributions to these research projects and/or work on their own research projects with their peers.   Apply by May 24th! https://cemast.illinoisstate.edu/students/high-school/isra/

    Vector Marketing

    We are a marketing company that works remotely from home. Helps build confidence, communication skills, and many other things they can gain by working with us.  Visit remoteworkforstudents.com to learn more. 

    Staff Quick

    Staff quick is a staffing agency that has jobs open in a variety of fields.  Must be 18 or older to apply.   Visit www.staffquickjobs.com

    Synergy Home Care

    SYNERGY HomeCare is a non-medical home care agency, and we provide care to clients of all ages. We employ many students who help our clients with their shopping, light housekeeping, companion care, and meal prep. SYNERGY is perfect for students because our caregivers can make their own schedules so decide when they want to work and which clients they want to work with. If interested, please contact Shelby Webber @  shelbywebber@synergyhomecare.com

    Student Mechanics wanted!

    Mack Truck is hiring student mechancics (looking for Juniors and Seniors) for help this summer that can continue through the school year or beyond. Learn more here!

    Chick-Fil-A is hiring! 

    We are currently hiring (age 16 and older) and we’d love to have interested students apply at apply.cfanormal.com

    Noodles and Company is hiring!

    We are currently looking for great Noodlers to join our team! We have openings for the front of the house, back of the house, shift managers, and dish! Students can apply on this platform: https://iwiventures.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

    Or students can email me their resumes at: hollie@iwiventures.com 

    Skills to Succeed-Goodwill

    Goodwill has a free employability program,Skills to Succeed.  Students can log in and do modules to help them choose a career path,How to prepare & write a resume.( Create & tailor your resume) How to do a proper interview( Ace your interview) How to network,how to know their skills & many more even how to be successful in the workplace( have the right attitude).Modules are no more than 30-50 mins each.  Skills to succeed has been used by many groups & agencies of all ages in Bloomington/Normal with learners receiving successful employment. Even used by high school students to prepare for their 1st interview.  Learn more here

    Heritage Health Operations 

    Interested in a summer job?  Or even a job that could extend into next school year?  Go to www.heritageofcare.com/employment and look up Evergreen Place-Normal. 

    Wilber Group
    The Wilber Group is offering multiple positions available.  Internships (ages 15-18), Part-time and full-time opportunities exist.  Learn more at https://wilber-group.breezy.hr/
    Actuarial Science Programs at Illinois State:
    Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (aka YEP). Youth Engaged in Philanthropy—a youth-led initiative under the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation—is a group of about 20 high school students from Dewitt, Livingston, Logan and McLean Counties with a $10,000 philanthropic budget to allocate grant funds to local youth-focused initiatives. We meet once a month for 12 months. This is not a job, but a philanthropic (sharing your time, talent, or treasure) opportunity.
    Here is our most recent flier. Our application process is open until this coming Saturday, April 3
    Girl Scouts Summer Camp Counselor
    The Girl Scouts are looking for camp counselors (paid position) for this summer.  Must be 18 to apply.  https://www.getyourgirlpower.org/en/camp/summer-camp/join-camp-staff.html
    Heartland Youth Leadership Academy

    The Teen Leadership & Service Academy (TLSA) training program

    Bloomington Parks and Rec
    Career and Technical Exploration
    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in coordination with the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) will be hosting a five day-long virtual event on May 3-7 highlighting career paths within career and technical education.  Flyer

    Normal Parks and Rec 


    University of IL 

    Illinois 4-H is proud to offer this hi-fidelity college exploratory experience on the University of Illinois campus. Participants attend academy sessions led by university professors and enjoy a variety of engaging activities that provide a taste of just how cool college life can be. Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you’re still in HIGH SCHOOL! Imagine spending four days with kids your age from all across Illinois. That’s what happens at Illini Summer Academies, so stop imagining it and just do it! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore various degree programs of University of Illinois and learn of potential careers associated with those degrees. Illini Summer Academies is supported through the Illinois 4-H Foundation and intended to serve youth living in Illinois. Space for each academy is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many academies reach capacity before the registration closes so don’t delay in registering.   Apply by March 24th!  
    Gradys Family Fun Park
    Looking for a summer job?  Grady's is now hiring for this summer.  Check it out here