Summer Jobs for Teens

Do you have plans on how you’re going to spend your summer? Do you want to make some money, but don’t want to end up bagging groceries? There are lots of seasonal, summer job opportunities for high school students if you’re interested. Whatever you’re interested in there are positions available to you – outdoor jobs, resume builders, or local jobs. With a little research and a little motivation, you’ll be stoked when you get a summer job that pays you for doing what you enjoy.

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Lots of people want to spend their summers in the great outdoors. If mom and dad are excited about you getting out and exploring nature, then jump on the opportunity. Nature is beautiful and adventurous, plus it’s a cool office. The best ways to get outdoors are to volunteer or to get an internship. Imagine interning with scientists that are llama trekking in New Mexico or bird watching in Oregon. That’s a pretty cool experience. You may also find yourself working a job at a summer camps or dude ranches, doing jobs like kitchen staff or lifeguarding. These are really some of the most enjoyable jobs.

Sometimes Mom and Dad won’t let you get too far away from home – maybe you need to help watch the dog or baby-sit your little sister. That’s no big deal; there are summer jobs available in your town. You could make some money:

  • Mowing lawns
  • Babysitting in the neighborhood
  • Lifeguarding at the local pool
  • Walking and watching dogs
  • Working at a golf course
  • Doing landscape work
  • Busing tables
  • Selling tickets at the movie theater
  • Checking out books at the local library
  • Selling t-shirts or staplers at your favorite retail store, or
  • Tutoring middle and elementary school kids.

There are tons of options for you.

Maybe you’re really focused and already know what you want to be when you grow up. If so, you should really look into internships.

Many companies near you are eager to help interested kids out. You’ll be able to learn the ins and outs of your dream job before you even graduate from high school.

This is a great way to build your resume for future jobs, but it is also a fantastic way to strengthen your college applications. This may be the best way to spend your summer if you have a choice because it will help out in the long run.

Don’t think that because you’re not 18 yet, the opportunities are limited. That’s not true. High school students across the country are working at awesome jobs all summer long. Once you find a fun job, you may never want to quit.


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