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Outdoor Summer Jobs for Teens

If your teens are anything like mine, it’s way past time to get OUTSIDE! Beyond a normal summer job, I think this pandemic has many of us ready to get away from the computer and into the fresh air.

HS4CC families know that teens who work jobs have higher GPAs and success in college than those who don’t (not a million hours, but a couple shifts a week). This amazing list from Conservation Legacy has so many exciting options that I wanted to include them all!

Outdoor Jobs

Love working outdoors but tired of swinging a pick all day? There are tons of opportunities that will get you outside! Consider working with a guiding program, working at a resort, working as an environmental educator, or working at a summer camp.

Backdoor Jobs: has listings for short-term adventure jobs and international opportunities.

Coolworks: Jobs in great places! Features short-term jobs, summer jobs, and non-government jobs within many national parks.

Outdoor Industry Jobs: Includes winter sports, bike industry, and flyfishing jobs, as well as many others!

Outdoor Ed: A list of current outdoor education jobs.

Resort Jobs: Features worldwide resort jobs with ski and snowboard resorts, camps, national parks, cruise ships, restaurants and hotels

NOLS Alumni E-mail List: specifically for alumni of a NOLS course or a Wilderness Medicine Institute course, but a great resource for outdoor jobs. (Scroll to bottom of webpage to sign up for the newsletter!)

Cyber-Sierra’s Natural Resources: Links from this site provide access to postings to jobs and internships in categories including GIS, Environment, Forestry, Natural Resources, Watershed, and Wildlife.

The Nature Conservancy: Apply to work at one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world.

Zippa Green Jobs: Green job search engine.

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