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The Manteno Chamber of Commerce offers summer internship opportunities for any high school student, ages 15-18, that resides in Manteno. The program is designed as an unpaid job shadow experience working with a participating member of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. Listed are the participating businesses for 2017.  

Student Application Packet

Student Application Packet

If you are a student interested in participating in our internship program, please click here for the student application packet.

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Manteno Chamber of Commerce

Manteno Chamber of Commerce

Manteno Chamber of Commerce

Under the direction of both the MCC Executive Director, the intern will work with event vendors, provide set up and event assistance and professionally deal with the public. The position will require evenings and some weekend availability
    Responsibilities: Assist in production and execution of events including but not limited to:
    • Farmer's market
    • Annual Meeting
    • Rockin on Main Street
    • Movies in the Park
      Duration of Internship:
    • June-August
    • Hours per week: Varies

Manteno Public Library

Manteno Public Library

Manteno Public Library

Under the direction of both the Circulation Supervisor and the Youth Services Coordinator the intern performs tasks in providing library service to patrons.
  • Responsibilities:
Answer telephone, perform automated circulation duties, read and edge shelves, assist with weeding projects, keep children's department tidy and assist with summer reading program, and assist with setting up library displays.
  • Duration of Internship:
  • June 12-July 14
  • Hours per week: 6

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Fitness Premier

Fitness Premier

Fitness Premier

Under the direction of the Marketing Director the intern performs tasks in assisting the marketing staff.
  • Responsibilities:
Increase brand visibility, social media management, distribute marketing materials to all locations, write marketing copy, brainstorm fresh ideas, support content needs of all locations, and generally assist marketing staff.
  • Duration of Internship:
  • June 5-open
  • Hours per week: 5

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Plochman's Mustard

Plochman's Mustard

Plochman's Mustard

As an Inventory Control Intern under the direction of the Plant Manager, the job function will be to support material cycle counts of A-B-C inventory. They will also assist with reviewing manufacturing work orders.
  • Responsibilities:
Understand and follow all standards, food saftey policies and procedures, support with routine cycle counts, assist with review of processed reciepts for lot numbers, COA's and quantity received accuracy, and assist with closing manufacturing work orders.
  • Skills and Qualifications:
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Efficient verbal, listening, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with with other departments.

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Aflac

Aflac

Aflac

As a District Sales Intern under the direction of the District Sales Coordinator, the job function will be to shadow the supervisor in order to learn more about the process and daily business.
  • Responsibilities:
Filing, making packets, claims, customer service, scheduling appointments with businesses, verifying leads, and attending appointments.
  • Duration of Internship:
  • June 15-August 15
  • Hours per week: 5-10

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Kankakee County Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Kankakee County Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Kankakee County Convention & Visitor's Bureau

  • Responsibilities:
  • General office support including document scanning, data entry and entry level reception duties, inventory management, event prep and support and a ton of fun!
    • Duration of Internship:
    • TBD
    • Hours per week: TBD

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    Exploration Station Children's Museum

    Exploration Station Children's Museum

    Exploration Station Children's Museum

    As an Adventure Guide under the direction of the Museum General Manager, the intern will be responsible for keeping all areas of the museum clean and safe at all times, assist visitors by answering their questions and supervise the activities of the visitors to assure their safety and proper use of the exhibits.
    • Responsibilities:
    Administration
  • Complete daily museum duties as are necessary and assigned. A listing of duties is attached and made a part of this job description.
  • Cooperate with and provide assistance to all district staff and perform dependent responsibilities as a team member; work effectively on cross-over tasks or group projects.
    Customer Service
  • Greet all customers in a timely fashion.
  • If you ever have to answer the phone, do so with minimal inconvenience to the caller.
  • Courteously answer questions or make proper direction for requested information and/or concerns relating to District operations.
    Public Relations
  • Keep the General Manager apprised of any and all complaints, suggestions, and program ideas received at the museum pertaining to District operations and staff.
  • Implement public relations procedures as applicable to District operations; recommend additional procedures as necessary.
    Safety and Risk Management
  • Complete any accident reports that should arise.
  • Complete any incident reports that should arise.
  • Be CPR, AED and First Aid certified.
  • Know where all first aid kits are in the museum.
    • Skills and Qualifications:
    • 16 years of age or older
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    Whitmore ACE Hardware

    Whitmore ACE Hardware

    Whitmore ACE Hardware

    Under the direction of the Manager the intern performs tasks as an associate.
    • Responsibilities:
    Each Whitmore ACE Hardware associate contributes to our company's commitment to achieve the highest level of customer service. Each associate is asked to complete each task and customer interaction the Whitmore ACE way in accordance with our high standards.
    • Duration of Internship:
    • June 5-open
    • Hours per week: 5

    Express Contracting

    Express Contracting

    Express Contracting

    Under the direction of the vice president, the intern performs tasks as a construction estimator.
    • Responsibilities:
    The construction estimator will need to possess strong math skills and the desire to work in the construction industry. They will be responsible for reading blue prints and working with behind the scenes on various construction projects.
    • Duration of Internship:
    • June 5-open
    • Hours per week: varies

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    Riverside Healthcare

    Riverside Healthcare

    Riverside Healthcare

    As a Volunteer Office and Operations Intern under the direction of the Director, the job function will be to shadow the Director with volunteer managment, community outreach, program development, workforce training, finanace and budget, scheduling and marketing.
      • Duration of Internship:
      • Flexible