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Job Duties

  • Learn spiritual disciplines.  God is our solid foundation.

  • Learn Relationship skills and how to conduct yourself for success.

  • Learn important Character traits and Winning in Life principles.

  • Learn Life skills such as Financial Literacy and Nutrition.

  • Learn Job skills while working in construction, lawn care, and agricultural industries.

  • Clean property in the Lansdowne Neighborhood by cutting down trees, picking up trash, removing rocks and

        overgrown brush, displacing dirt from curbs, etc.

  • Provide construction, lawn maintenance, and various work for neighbors as needed.

  • Attend educational field trips in East St. Louis and surrounding areas.

  • Attend a mandatory week-long residency Team Illinois Youth Police Camp with Coaches emphasizing the principles of self-respect and service to others.  (July 14 - 20).

  • Be adaptable to changes in schedule and duties



  • Work starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 4:00 p.m.
    (Times may vary due to current Illinois Health Regulations)

  • Monday through Friday

  • Start Date: June 3rd, 2024          End Date: July 26th, 2024 
    Dates are contingent upon East St. Louis School District calendar.


  • $14.00 per hour.

  • Paid Bi-Weekly (1st paycheck - June 14th, 2024)   (Last paycheck - August 9th, 2024).

  • Lunch will be provided for FREE.



  • Your first pair of Gloves, Mask, Safety Glasses, and Hearing protection will be provided.
     If you lose these items, you are responsible for bringing your own EACH DAY.

  • Lockers will be provided for your personal items to be placed in before work.



  • If you are going to miss a day of work, you MUST verbally talk to two (2) supervisors at least 24 hours in advance to receive absence approval.


Grounds for Termination

  • Each employee will be given (2) strikes prior to termination

    • Strike (1) - Verbal Warning

    • Strike (2) - No Participation in upcoming field trip

    • Strike (3) - Employee Termination

  • Strikes include but are not limited to:

    • Disrespect of supervisors, other interns, staff or volunteers

    • Failure to show up for work without 24-hours notice

    • Showing up late for work (if even by 1 minute)

    • Bullying

    • Getting sent home early for ANY reason

    • Lying

    • Using a phone during work hours

    • Not respecting the equipment you will be using

    • Cursing

    • Sleeping while doing classroom work

    • Not following Illinois Health Code requirements


Immediate Termination

  • Fighting

  • Stealing

  • Possession of any weapon or illegal drugs


All Internship Applicants will sign an Applicant Commitment agreeing to:  

  • Give their best effort to fulfill the Job Duties and follow the job guidelines each day, all day:

  • Approach the Internship with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and full participation in all work and learning   activities:

  • Respectfully represent the RISE UP Summer Internship Program and Lansdowne UP:

  • Understand that all Internship Job Description details and Guidelines are subject to change.




All Internship Parents/Legal Guardians will sign a Parent/Guardian Commitment agreeing to:

  • Help my Intern succeed in the RISE UP 2024 Summer Internship Program;  

  • Reinforce basic participation requirements and success principles;  

  • Attend any mandatory Parent meetings and arrange to meet privately with the Program Director as needed.  



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