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Video: Summer Jobs for Students

Sure, summer should be fun, but how are you going to pay for fun without money? Here are some ideas for summer jobs for students around home and your community!

In high school and college, students should start being financially responsible for themselves and saving money. You’re not expected to be completely financially independent, but you should at least be able to pay for fun summer activities yourself and feel good about being able to do so. And making and saving money means finding a job either during the school year or the summer! 

Student vlogger Ananya has some great advice to help you find a summer job (even during the chaos of COVID-19) as well as some important information you need to know for these jobs, like what kind of pay you can expect. Check out the video to learn more and find a written list of all her suggestions below that you can copy to guide you in your job search

Summer job opportunities for students

  • Movie theaters
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Plant nurseries
  • Babysitting (allows you to set your own pay rate)
  • Camp counselor
  • Local pool (lifeguard, pool cleaner, front desk clerk)
  • Tutoring (online or in person)
  • Dog walker (allows you to set your own pay rate)
  • House sitter (allows you to set your own pay rate)
  • Uber eats/DoorDash/Grubhub delivery driver (must be of a certain age and have a driver’s license)
  • Internships

Related: Summer Jobs, Internships, and Volunteering 

The best thing about a lot of these opportunities is they leave a lot of room to do more than one thing; for example, you could babysit for kids in your neighborhood on Wednesdays and Fridays and spend your Sundays walking dogs. We know it might not seem possible to get a summer job this year due to the pandemic, but if you’re creative and do some research online, you can definitely find ways to make some summer cash.

If you’d like more advice on finding and rocking your summer job, check out the tag “Summer jobs” right here on CX!

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