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How to Find A Summer Job

Last updated February 12, 2024

Summer is a great time to find a job or internship that can help you gain experience, build your professional network, and earn money. Here are 6 ways to find a great summer job!

Use JobLaunch

Get Schooled has a FREE job search tool! JobLaunch makes it super easy to find entry-level jobs and internships in your area. Head to JobLaunch by clicking the image below, enter your zip code, enter a search term, and swipe to browse jobs! Make sure to use the filters to narrow your search and find a job that fits your needs this summer. 

Some key things to consider are the amount of time you want to work (part-time, full-time), the distance of the job to where you live, how you plan to get to the job, and what kind of work experience you want to have (customer service, office job, hands-on, etc.)! 

How to Find A Summer Job

Summer Youth Employment Programs

Many cities offer Summer Youth Employment Programs that provide paid work experience to young people between the ages of 14 and 24. Contact your local mayor’s office to see what opportunities are available or search “summer youth employment program in my city” online to get started! These programs often include paid job readiness training alongside actual paid work. These are amazing, structured programs that are built for students like you!

Ask your network

Talk to your friends, family members, teachers, and community members to see if they know of any jobs or internships. Since not all jobs will be posted online, be sure to tap into your network when looking for a summer job. Not sure how to build a network? Check out our tips for building and growing your professional network!

Join AmeriCorps

Summer Opportunity AmeriCorps is a program that gives young people the chance to earn a stipend AND money by giving back to their community. In addition to summer opportunities, Americorps offers full-time and part-time opportunities as well. Find a program near you.

CareerOneStop centers

There are nearly 2,400 CareerOneStop centers nationwide that help people search for jobs, find training, and answer employment-related questions - all for free! Like Summer Youth Employment Programs, CareerOneStop will also likely have programs specifically for teens and young adults that include paid training and work. Click here to find a CareerOneStop center near you! 

Start a side hustle

If finding a job or internship doesn’t work for you, there’s always an option to start a side hustle! When you have a side hustle, you can make your own schedule, work when you want to, and do something you’re passionate about. Not sure where to start? Check out our list of 10 side hustle websites you can join today to begin earning! Entrepreneurship is such a great skill to highlight on your resume so be sure to include any side hustles when you update your resume or apply to jobs in the future.

Regardless of where you are in your job journey, Get Schooled is here to help you get paid! Have any questions or need support in your job search? Text us! Send #Jobs to 33-55-77 to speak with one of our job coaches. 

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Join a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to gain experience, grow your network, and make money!

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