Ideas for Summer Jobs, Internships and More!Summer is a great time to earn some extra money, learn new skills or further develop one of your interests. Believe it or not, it is not too early to start researching opportunities. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Apply for a Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, collaborating with others and how to manage money and save. One of the best summer jobs is summer camp counselor or lifeguard (training required). Many local summer camps begin the hiring process in January so it isn’t too early to inquire now. Some of our clients’ favorite places to work include Summer@Park and Beaver Summer Programs.
- Gain Experience With An Internship. The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers a 6-week Summer Health Corps Program for high school students. This year a limited number of applications accepted will be accepted so if you are interested, plan to apply on or close to January 1, 2014, the first day applications will be accepted. Brigham and Women’s offers a similar program. Many of our clients have created their own internship opportunities in places such as medical research labs, social media companies and corporate marketing departments by networking with neighbors, relatives and friends’ parents.
- Develop Your Creative Abilities. Locally, Grub Street in Boston offers a three-week summer fellowship where students work with established authors. Emerson College offers summer programs in acting, filmmaking, stage design, writing, journalism and more.
- Participate in Service. Are you interested in hunger relief and sustainable agriculture? Then consider applying for a position with the Food Project. For those interested in social justice, youth issues and leadership consider the City School Summer Leadership Program.
- Learn a Language and Immerse Yourself in a Travel or Cultural Experience. Middlebury College offers high school language programs in Monterey, California. Aspire offers summer study abroad language and community service programs. A perennial favorite of our clients is Wheretherebedragons which offers programs combining study, cultural immersion and service in China, the Middle East, Latin American, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.
- Enjoy the Great Outdoors. Organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School offer adventure programs in places in the USA and all over the world. Learn to rock climb, white water kayak and much more.