A summer job doesn't have to be a painful bore. The best advice for finding a summer job that suits you is to trust your gut. What do you love? What comes easy to you? What are you dying to try? Your instincts know what's best for you. Listen to them.
Like golf? You'll learn about the game, and spend the summer outdoors, by caddying. Want real outdoors? Try working for a local farm. Need a good tan? Go get certified to be a swim teacher or a lifeguard. It doesn't pay much and the hours are long, but you'll be outside and have a newfound appreciation for the delicious strawberries in the produce section and you'll save money on the gym for three months.
Want to get out and away? Check with the national and state parks for summer jobs. You don't need special skills to wait tables at a lodge in Yellowstone National Park. The tips are better, the off hours are glorious, and you'll meet interesting people from all over the world.
Need an ‘all inclusive’ job? Sleepaway summer camps usually last 8–9 weeks long and provide you with a place to sleep and food to eat. The hours can be long and the summer can be hot but you can make lifelong friendships and positively influence the next generation.
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