Summer Job Opps For HS & College Students

Summer Jobs for Youth

GOVERNMENT SUMMER JOBS – Apply Early! Applying for summer positions within the government is now available online. Visitwww.studentjobs .gov & to see job listings and apply. A ‘resume builder’ is built into the program to store your resume for application purposes. Some clerical positions/internships with the Dept. of Health & Human Services are listed on: These positions are competitive so start completing the paperwork now. Some student employment/intern programs exist within NIH (paid/unpaid)

JOBS for H.S. Students OCEAN CITY JOB FAIR – March 1, 2008, 9:00-2:00 – Here’s your chance to apply for over 12,000 positions for seasonal employment at the beach! Sponsored by the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at the Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street &Coastal Highway in O.C. For additional info: 1-888-OC MD FUN or visit the website:

SIX FLAGS AMUSEMENT PARK – Flexible hours available for students with strong leadership, organizational and communication skills. Apply online at or call the employment hotline at 301-249-1500.

KITCHEN HELPER/SERVER – Marian Assisted Living, 19109 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD 20833 – Ideal part-time job for student(s)16 or older; light meal provided; help provide the evening meal for our residents from 4:00-7 :30 pm, 301-570-3190.

RIDERWOOD VILLAGE Retirement Community Are you willing to serve the elderly? We need servers for our dining service. Pick up an application in the Blake Career Center or call 301-572-8461 to RSVP for their employment fair on Saturday, May 17, 2008, 10-1. Location: 3120 Grace field Road, Montgomery Station/Performance Hall, Silver Spring, MD. Bring report card or transcript (min GPA 2.5), resume and work permit. On the spot interviews provided, flexible work schedules as utility worker, restaurant assistant or wait staff.

SUMMER WORK for JUNIORS & SENIORS – How about testing out a career as an electrician for the summer? Students must be 17 or older to work with an electrical contractor for the summer. Full-time employment at $10-$11 per hr through the Washington Area Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee’s (JATC) accredited education& training program. Apply before the end of May. All details on www.electricalalli 703-658-4383

MONTGOMERY WORKS is a free employment service of the Montgomery County Dept. of Economic Development and the MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. Check out employment opportunities on and apply online or call 301-929-6880.

SUMMER JOB – CHILD CARE – Take care of 9 year old twins for 2 to 3 days a week over the summer. Location: Ashton. Twins are in 3rd grade so a tutor/entertainer is welcome. Hours fluctuate from 8:30-5:00 and 12:00-5:00. Hourly rate: $8, but student must have a car and gas will be reimbursed. Call Liz: 301-924-0777.

SAFEWAY STORES HIRING EVENT – Please complete an online application now at, or at any Safeway employment kiosk.

PHARMACY, LANGLEY PARK – Independent Pharmacy in Langley Park issuing a Pharmacy Cashier/Clerk who is bilingual in Spanish/English. Must be at least 16 yrs. old and have strong communication skills; knowledge of Windows or prior data entry experience. Detail oriented and personable. Contact Merlyn Crandon, 301-445-6050.

VALET PARKING STAFF needed for special events. Must have neat appearance, good communication skills, and be able to drive manual
transmission. Hourly rate, plus tips. Phone: 301-681-3056 or email:

ROOTS Organic Market in Clarksville & Olney is looking for students to work. Someone who is environmentally conscious enjoys dealing with the public and very reliable. Website:

ALLSTATE INSURANCE – full time, permanent employee who speaks Vietnamese + fluent in English. Paid training for licensure and competitive pay and benefits. This is a career with growth and ability to make good commissions. 8:30-5:00 office work; email: or call 301-431-0100. Office located on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.

WASHINGTON TIMES – Summer Youth Hawker Program – Early riser; work close to home, Mon-Fri, 6:30-9:30 a.m. Do you like talking with people and making up to $125 per week for part-time morning hours? Contact: Jim Clarke, Circulation Manager, The Washington Times: 202-636-3349 or email: jclarke@washingtonti  target=”_blank” title=””>> .

AMERICAN POOL SERVICE is seeking lifeguards and pool supervisors for the summer (full & part-time). They will provide free lifeguard
recertification to their employees. For more information:, email:, or call

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT Looking for a seasonal job this summer? The MCRD is recruiting camp counselors for their summer camps. Minimum age is 16 years old. If you enjoy the outdoors, sports, performing arts, fitness or crafts, then this is the opportunity for you! Employees will be selected based on activity skills, enthusiasm and ability to work with children. Background checks are mandated by state law for these positions. Spanish speaking bilinguals are encouraged to apply. APPLY NOW! Applications can be found in the Blake Career Center. For more information: 240-777-6870. Other positions exist with MCRD in Therapeutic Recreation (helping students with disabilities) year-round (evening/weekend hrs).Teens qualify for student service learning hours, but in many cases volunteer hours lead to a paid position for exemplary students. Therapeutic Recreation volunteers receive paid training and are not required to provide personal care for the disabled. Please call 301-468-4540 for more information regarding volunteering with MCRD.
Brochures available in the Career Center at Blake H.S.

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL STADIUM is seeking students for various positions: grounds crew, turf interns, food service. Work at the
ballpark all season long: For more info: or call 301-815-9908.

Camp Flintlock Summer Employment – Students age 16 and up that possess excellent character, have great work ethic, enjoy children and might appreciate Colonial-American programs are encouraged to apply for these historic sites around the DC metro area:  Fredericksburg, VA, St. Mary’s City in southern MD and Annapolis. Camp Flintlock offers a healthy work environment & competitive wages. Applications in Blake Career Center.  For further info: or email:>  or phone: 866-354-6856

YMCA-BETHESDA – Lifeguards are needed; free lifeguard certification if you pass swim test, job interview & complete free lifeguard course. All shifts, flexible hours, competitive pay:$8.50-$9.50/hr, free YMCA membership. Experienced lifeguards: $9.60-$11.00 per hr. Call Pete Makeia at 301-530-3725, ext. 2821 or

GAITHERSBURG AQUATIC CENTER – Lifeguards, pool aides, instructors, cashier, party assistant, etc. Visit website: or call the Aquatic Center at 301-258-6445. Some information available in
the Blake Career Center.

ULTRASOUND DEEJAYS is seeking part-time and full time office workers, as well as deejays. Entertain at parties and dances; must be well-mannered and have fun personality, enjoy music and have their own transportation. 25-50 per hr. For info: or call 301-217-9595.

NORBECK MONTESSORI CENTER is looking for fun, energetic, high school students to work in the afternoons after school from 3-6 pm or 11-6pm (for those with abbreviated schedules), Monday – Friday. Must be 16 yrs. old and have transportation. 4500 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853, 301-924-4233,

PAID & VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AT THE NATIONAL ZOO – Check out job opportunities for information aides, retail associates, foodservice associates, groundskeepers, traffic associates, birthday party aides, etc. on Excellent starting pay, merchandise discounts, employee incentives, leadership opportunities, metro accessible, and more. Apply Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00 at the FONZ Human Resources Office: FONZ/NZP, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Volunteer positions available (application in Blake CC). Students 16 years of age or older are eligible. Call Debbi Hannibal, Teen Programs Supervisor, 202-633-3052 or email: Fax: 202-673-0289

STUDENT JOBS Check out these websites:,, Students should be aware of federal rules that apply to working teenagers. For example, a 14 or 15 year old can only work up to three hours on a school day or 18 hours during a school week between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. There are 17 jobs that have been declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor that are prohibited for teens under the age of 18, so beware of those. Visit

UPS EARN & LEARN PROGRAM United Parcel Service (UPS) offers up to $23,000 in educational assistance to high school students who are at least 17 years old and able to lift up to 70 lbs. Part-time warehouse shifts are available Monday through Friday from 3-1/2 to 5 hours each day. In addition to educational benefits, students earn an hourly wage of $8.50, paid weekly. The UPS warehouse is located in Laurel
(Burtonsville area), so reliable transportation is a must. Call 301-497-1064 or visit the website:

COMCAST – High School Internships Comcast is now hiring high school interns! (Seniors only!) Requirements: 3.5 GPA, senior, proficient in MS Office, strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal & organizational skills, flexible, ability to work in fast-paced
environment. This internship is for a 3-month period and is available immediately. Send resume by email to: Ashley Dubose at:
Ashley_Dubose@cable.> or call 301-625-3429 for more information.

EDY’s Grand Ice Cream factory in Laurel, MD is looking for Blake H.S. students & graduates for immediate openings. PAY = $13.35 per hour, plus bonus incentive up to 10% of salary Ideal candidate will:- have a H.S. diploma (or equivalent), however H.S. students may apply- be flexible with hours/shifts and work tasks- interact well with others- be fun & energetic- have own reliable transportation- successfully pass a lifting test (50 lbs), written skills test, background check & drug screen Full benefits included: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension,
401(k).To learn more about Eddy’s and to apply, visit website or apply by phone at 866-292-7189.

TUTORS NEEDED – Great part-time job! SCORE! Helps children of all learning levels, K-10, make academic progress in a fun and motivating environment. SCORE is seeking Advantage Coaches to provide tutoring (including SAT prep) and be academic role models. Requirements: min. GPA 3.0, H.S. diploma preferred; completion of Algebra 2; weekday/weekend availability(min. 10 hrs./wk); clear background check; enjoys working with children. Apply by visiting the Colesville center: 13460 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, 301-384-5047.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT – Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Positions are available for high school & college students at Reagan National Airport (DC) & Dulles International Airport (VA) for responsible students. Attend one of the student open house sessions this spring — Be prepared to interview, complete application online and bring a copy of your transcript. Applicant s must be at least 17 years old, have a minimum of 2.5 GPA, and pass a background investigation.

CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB CADDY A great working environment, good exercise, & the opportunity to learn the game of golf. Consider becoming a caddy if you have a great attitude and are willing to work outside carrying heavy golf bags. Contact: Kim Albert, 301-469-2032

HORIZON LANDSCAPE Spencerville, MD (Rt. 198) office work & light landscaping; good telephone & computer skills required, $8 per
hr. 301-421-1800.

CLOVERLY ANIMAL CLINIC Receptionist Assistant duties: filing, making appointments, handling pets & assisting in surgeries, manage – 16; $7-$8/hr, 2:30-6:00 pm (M,T,Th,F); 9:00-6:00 (Sat.)Contact: Freeha: 301-384-4162

VOCELLI PIZZA, 730 Cloverly Street, Silver Spring is looking for drivers & cooks. Call 301-879-8008 or 703-407-3505.

POOL COMPANIES HIRING! Many pool companies are hiring lifeguards, operators , gate guards, assistant managers & supervisors. Training available; no work experience necessary, full & part-time. Community  Pool Service: or 1-800-966-2500 U.S. Aquatics: 301-210-4200

DJ’s NEEDED – ALL IN ONE ENTERTAINMENT Looking for part-timework? We’re looking for responsible, energetic DJs. No experience necessary — we’ll train you, but you must have your own transportation. Call: 1-888-PARTY-02, ext. 1 or

AMERICAN IN-LINE SKATING, Inc. JOBS Do you love to skateboard, in line skate, play roller hockey or other action sports? Do you like working with kids? American Inline Skating sponsors afterschool sports and enrichment camps. Locations near Blake: Rockville, Olney, Columbia. Competitive pay, free training, fun environment; must have experience in the sport you want to teach, good communication skills, well groomed and provide own transportation. Minimum age qualifications: Instructors – 19; Counselor – 16; Junior Counselor – 15; Counselors in Training -13. For more info, email name, address, phone number to:>  or call 703-803-7100.

WALT DISNEY WORLD COLLEGE PROGRAM Disney Career Start Program is a structured living, learning & earning program for high school grads who are unsure of their future path and looking for a new experience that will provide them more than just a job. They live-in secure, multicultural environment while receiving training as a cast member at the Walt Disney World resort. A recruitment team is traveling around the nation to hire high school grads with talent. Visit website: for dates and times or call 407-828-1736.

Fiction & Nonfiction Writing Classes for Teens July 12-July 23 in PG County

Hurston/Wright announces its annual tuition-free teen writing workshop.
Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Classes
July 12 – July 23, 2010
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785
GRADES 8 – 12
Classes meet Monday – Thursday from 6:00PM to 9:00PMFollowed by continued instruction throughout the academic school year
The Hurston/Wright Creative Writing Workshop for Teens provides new opportunities for students who are interested in creative writing to develop their writing and reading skills in a nurturing group setting that celebrates Black literature. Most importantly, this tuition-free creative writing workshop will enable students to become effective communicators, a skill which will benefit them throughout their educational, and occupational careers. 
Admission is competitive based on the quality of writing samples submitted. In order to provide the highest quality of instruction possible, classes are kept small. Therefore we may not be able to accommodate ALL qualified applicants.   
  • Complete application (note there is a $10 application fee)
  • Email writing sample and letter of recommendation to
  • Applications, writing sample and letter of recommendation must be received by June 22, 2010. Applications received after June 22nd will be considered only if space is available.
  • Letters of acceptance will be e-mailed by June 29th.
This workshop will introduce students to the basic elements of creative writing and demonstrate how this genre of writing can enhance every facet of their communication skills and full self-expression.

Creative Nonfiction: This workshop will introduce students to the basic elements of crafting stories from real life experiences. Students will learn how to uncover facts, details and opinions and shape them into an artistic truth told in a compelling memorable narrative voice.  

Both workshops provide teens a safe space to voice their thoughts about love, life, school, friends, and important moments from a perspective of the next generation of authors. 

The National Harbor Community Outreach Fund, The Prince George’s County Government Office of the County Executive and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Visit our website for information about the workshop instructors, writing sample requirements and other Hurston/Wright workshops and events