University YMCA
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Employment and Volunteering

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Student Work

Current Openings

The University YMCA has student worker positions open for the Spring 2017 semester. Responsibilities include working the front desk and general office tasks. Requirements include Federal Work Study and availability on Friday evenings and weekends. To apply, e-mail your resume with 3 references, why you would like to work at the Y, and the days and times you are available to work to Interviews will be conducted at the end of January.

Ongoing Openings

Part-Time Positions

We are not currently hiring any part time student workers, but if you have work-study at UIUC you may inquire about this type of opportunity by contacting Kasey at

We occasionally hire new student desk workers. Inquire with Carol by emailing or calling 217-337-1500.

Paid Internships

At the end of each Spring semester, we hire a Dump & Run Intern to coordinate volunteers and help plan our annual Dump & Run event. To learn more about Dump & Run, click here. Check back in the coming Spring semester to apply for this internship.

If you have questions about this internship opportunity, please email Emily at

If you are an undergraduate at the University of Illinois and your are interested in pursuing an unpaid internship with a public service organization or a non-profit agency, consider applying for the University YMCA's Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause Driven Leaders. Application opening for the Spring 2016 semester will be updated on the Fred S. Bailey webpage soon.

Unpaid Internships

Y Archives Intern:
We are currently looking for a Y Archives Intern to assist with our archival photographs and oral history project.
We'd request a semester's worth of 5 hours per week but are flexible in terms of schedule.
Visit our Y Archives and Telling Stories pages to learn more about these projects.

If you're interested, please contact Megan by emailing or calling 217-337-1500.