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Construction Aid Intern

This is a great opportunity for a someone looking to make a career change! Start as a paid intern and move into full-time employment within a year!

YouthBuild Lake County is a non profit located in North Chicago, IL. We offer low-income, at-risk youth the chance to earn their high school diploma all while learning marketable job skills.

If you like to help people and have a knowledge of construction, this job is for you.

This is a full-time, forty hour per week, internship as an AmeriCorps Construction Aide at YouthBuild Lake County with an opportunity for long-term employment upon completion.

During this internship you will

  • Be responsible for helping to build and guide a team of at-risk youth to safely build and refurbish YouthBuild AmeriCorps houses
  • You will also provide support, guidance and encouragement in the development of youth leadership and soft skills.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • An in depth knowledge of construction skills and the proper use of tools
  • Ability le to build relationships with our students
  • Ability assist in building/remodeling of affordable housing
  • Team work in mind

If you're ready to apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to

YouthBuild Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Partners & Affiliates

  • Americorps
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
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