Whether a camp counselor, lifeguard, or cook, summer jobs are a great way for teens to develop important skills while earning money. 

State Representative Jack Jordan said in a recent news release, “For young Hoosiers at least 14 years of age looking for employment, there are many opportunities for seasonal work.” 

Job openings with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources include working in a state park and serving as a lifeguard at one of the state’s many pools and beaches. Applicants must already be certified in lifeguarding and CPR for a professional rescuer before taking the required test. Click here to learn more. Local parks departments see an increase in programming and attendance during warmer months and are often in need of camp counselors, gift shop clerks, and landscapers. Click here to review job openings or contact a city or county parks department. Grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores can also be good options.  

Representative Jordan said, “The Indiana Department of Workforce Development helps Hoosiers between the ages of 14 and 24 find employment. WorkOne Career Centers can connect job seekers to openings, and help build resumes and career skills.” 

Summer jobs can teach important skills and help young people earn a paycheck. To learn more about managing finances at a young age, visit the Indiana Jumpstart Coalition. To check out more jobs for teens, click here.