Campus Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers at the university. Student employees play an invaluable role by providing customer service, safety, and fun to our patrons.

Working at Campus Rec

  • Campus Rec employs 600+ students
  • Federal Work-Study, hourly, internships, and graduate positions available
  • Opportunities for advancement and promotion
  • Flexible hours and work schedule
  • Cultivate life-long soft skills, network with fellow Illini and Campus Rec staff, and gain valuable employment experience

Part-Time Employment

Join our team and come work for one of the largest on-campus employers!


Apply for an internship to gain hands-on training and experience in your specialized field.

Graduate Internships

Provide direct support to our professional staff as a graduate intern.

Professional Employment

Take your career to the next level and apply to be a member of our full-time staff.

Student Experiences

Adventure Rec Program Assistant

“As a program assistant for Adventure Recreation, there are always new and different things for me to accomplish to keep the climbing wall running smoothly. I am also challenged to try my best and come up with new ideas to make the department better. I get the opportunity to work surrounded by many of my friends in a place where I am continually spending my time.”

Director’s Intern

“Ever since my internship working with the former Director, Robyn Deterding, Campus Recreation has always felt like home to me. With a bachelors in Recreation, Sport & Tourism I was undecided about the direction I wanted to go in; but working here has helped me realize that campus recreation is a profession I could see myself making a career of my own one day.”

Development Grad Assistant & HR Intern

“Working at Campus Rec has been one of the best decisions I’ve made since coming to Illinois. I was able to complete an internship as well as take advantage of the promotional opportunities and cross-employment. The shifts worked around my class schedule, and I always felt that there was a significant emphasis on school coming first.”

Student Lead and Member Services

“Campus Recreation has given me the tools to help me succeed in my future endeavors. The memories and relationships that I have made here will last a lifetime. Campus Recreation has given me some of my best friends and taught me how to step outside of my comfort zone.”

Student Lead

“Forming relationships with my peers and coworkers, I know the bonds I made here will last me a lifetime. Here, I had to look no further to recognize my potential because Campus Rec makes you want to become the better version of yourself every day.”

Facility Management Program Assistant

“The significant impacts of my employment at Campus Recreation were the student and professional development, great mentorship, and lifelong friends. I enjoy giving back to the campus community and developing the skills of fellow students.”

Equal Opportunity

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity employer which is committed to having a diverse and customer oriented workforce. Special consideration is given to those students supporting their academic endeavors through the federal work study process (view Federal Work Study FAQs).