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Local Summer Internships or Jobs?

Original post made by Job Searching Student, Barron Park, on Mar 4, 2008

Does anyone know of any summer internships or jobs for high school students? While Jamba Juice and Blockbuster are always an option, I was hoping to find something a little different. Any ideas? Many places, like the city of Palo Alto, offer internships, but only to undergrad or grad students. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for your help!

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 5, 2008 at 9:19 am

My son worked for PAUSD last summer as an aide in the elementary summer school program. It was for four weeks and he was finished by lunch time each day. He got paid and felt that he was doing something worthwhile.
Ask at the District office for the person in charge of the summer school program for details. (You have to be in high school, but don't have to be 16).

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Posted by Paul Losch
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 5, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Some of the private summer camps offer "Counselor in Training" programs to high school age students, and it can lead to a paying job once someone hits age 18. There are many, my son was a CIT at Camp Galileo for example. Check out what camps are going on in the vicinity this summer, and contact the camp director to find out if they have a CIT program and are accpeting applications.

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Posted by SkepticAl
a resident of Ventura
on Mar 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Depends on your age, transportation, and what you're looking for. If having an income is important, some options besides retail would be to look for office work from family friends or relatives. Ask around. During the summer you might find some people are willing to take you on short term for easy things like filing, phones, etc., when their regular other employees take vacation time. From my own experience, as well as what my siblings did (back in the day), and some nieces and nephews have done, I'd have to recommend internships/volunteer work where you follow your interests, even if you have to work for free - if you can afford it. I'm a tennis player, and was able to help out at a tennis camp when I was in high school, even though they couldn't afford to pay me. But having experience and references paid off later for other coaching jobs and other work with youth. Volunteer work can be beneficial, and of course the best reason to do it is to give to the community.

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Posted by merchant
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm

adding to Skeptic Als comments. Find areas you are interested in (computers,health care, art, sales, education, etc. )and send letter/resume to small businesses explaining your internship interests. Many smaller offices will be happy to have an intern, but perhaps don't have the time to organize the search. Our business has looked for part-time help via resumes posted on Craigs list and Both are free for jobseekers. Craigs list is very good for local listings.

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Posted by Student Parent
a resident of Portola Valley
on Feb 23, 2014 at 1:38 am

Is anyone aware of opportunity for a athletic training summer internship fir a college student?R

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