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Job Duties

1.  Be willing to work.

2.  Be willing to learn.

  • 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.

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

     overgrown brush, displacing dirt from curbs, etc.

4.  Provide construction, lawn maintenance/beautification, and miscellaneous work for neighbors as needed.

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

6.  Maintain a positive attitude. 

7.  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 5th, 2023          End Date: July 28th, 2023 

       Dates are contingent upon East St. Louis School District calendar.


  • $12.00 per hour.


  • Paid Bi-Weekly (1st paycheck - June 16th, 2023)   (Last paycheck - August 11th, 2023).


  • 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 the following:  

  • Follow the rules above and respectfully represent the RISE UP Summer Internship Program.

  • To approach the Internship with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and full participation in all work and learning activities.

  • To give their best effort to meet and/or exceed Internship requirements each day, all day.

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




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

I agree to help my young man succeed in the RISE UP 2023 Summer Internship Program.  I will reinforce basic participation requirements and success principles.  I will attend any mandatory Parent meetings and arrange to meet privately with the Program Director as needed.  



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