2019 Summer Student Employment Program

Mayor Anthony Copeland has officially announced the 2019 Summer Student Employment Program (SSEP). This popular summer program, funded by the City of East Chicago and Department of Redevelopment, will provide meaningful work experience for approximately 100 students this summer. This year, SSEP will be an eight (8) week program starting on June 17, 2019 ending on Friday, August 9, 2019. Participants will work 28 hours a week earning $7.25 to $10.00 per hour depending on the job title. The City of East Chicago is seeking several positions Lifeguards, Recreation Leaders, Basket Attendants, and Laborers. No clerical positions.

The 2019 Summer Student Employment application will be available from Monday, April 22, 2019 – Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Department of Human Resources, between the hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019 before 4 p.m. The SSEP application will also be available on the city’s website www.eastchicago.com starting on April 22, 2019.

The Department of Human Resources (HR) will conduct a lottery of completed applications to determine whether applicants are offered a job. All completed applications will be placed into the lottery pool for potential selection. HR will randomly select applicants who have submitted a completed application for summer employment consideration; lifeguards will not be part of the lottery drawing. Therefore, 80 applicants will be drawn from the lottery.

Summer Student Employment Program Criteria

  • For employment eligibility, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must be an East Chicago resident.
  • Applicants must be 18 – 22 years old at time of application period.
  • Applicants must be in, or accepted, to any of the following:
  • High School, or G.E.D. Program, or Adult Education Program, or
  • College, Junior College, University, Vocational, or Technical School.

  • Applicants must submit COPIES of TWO (2) forms of picture IDs.
  • Original and copy of Current Student ID, and
  • Original and copy of State ID, or
  • Original and copy of Valid Driver’s License, or
  • Original and copy of Valid Learner’s Permit
  • Applicants must submit a COPY of official grade records.
  • Original and copy of a current high school report card/transcript, or
  • Original and copy of a current college transcript, or
  • Original and copy of verification of enrollment for G.E.D / Adult Education Program
  • Applicants must submit a COPY of proof of residency.
  • Original and copy of a utility bill (e.g., water, NIPSCO, cable) or rent receipt.
  • Applications and required documents must be COMPLETED and submitted in its ENTIRETY.

Submit completed application and documents to:
City of East Chicago
Department of Human Resources
4525 Indianapolis Blvd. 2nd Floor
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

Deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019 before 4:00 p.m.
Applications must be submitted to the Department of Human Resources by the deadline to be considered in the lottery pool.

Please be advised that completion of an application does not guarantee you a summer position. You must be selected in the lottery drawing.

For more information, call the Department of Human Resources at (219) 391-8479.

Laura Corpus
Human Resource Director
Department of Human Resources
City of East Chicago | 4525 Indianapolis Blvd.| East Chicago| Indiana | 46312
Phone: (219) 391-8479 | Fax: (219) 397-5755

City of East Chicago Summer Employment Process

Thank you for your interest in the City of East Chicago Summer Employment. We are very excited to provide students with a unique opportunity to gain significant on the job training during the summer months.
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4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Human Resources Staff

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Laura Corpus, Director,
Robert Johnson
Nicole Mika
Benefits Administrator

Elida Ochoa
Loretta Vaughn
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

t: (219) 391-8479
f: (219) 397-5755

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Handle internal & external hiring, assist departments with city personnel policies and procedures, coordinate all employee drug & alcohol testing, Workman’s Compensation, process all employee garnishments, support payments and payroll deductions, maintain employee personnel files & records, provide & process insurance benefits to employees, job verifications, maintain grievances and work-related incidents.