What are you doing this summer? Summer is prime time to find a money making job that you enjoy. With plenty of summer job opportunities located across the country and around the world, be sure to find a summer job that makes you smile. This is your chance to earn a paycheck, gain experience, build your resume, and have fun. Are you ready to find a summer job? Discover the best summer jobs for college students in this slideshow.

Shared Economy – If you’re looking for a bit of flexibility in your life, then find a job in the shared economy. In this niche you get to work as much or as little as you want. Just download a few apps, check your smartphone, and respond to job opportunities. You can make money delivering packages, doing freelance work, offering rideshares, doing odd jobs, teaching others, providing moving services, pet sitting, or meal sharing. Everyone should take advantage of this cool opportunity!

Nanny – In today’s society, it’s common for both parents to work. This means that during the summer months, there is a strong demand for nannies and au pairs to care for children of all ages. It’s a cool opportunity where you get to build relationships and become a part of the family. If you love kids, this is a great niche to explore.

Internships – One of the best things you can do for your career is to gain valuable real-world experience as an intern. Almost every company in nearly every industry offers internships. Find an internship with a cool company that will help you develop your professional skills and you might even be able to turn an internship into your dream job.

Dog Walker – If there is one thing that every dog loves, it’s a quality walk. Unfortunately, many dog owners do not have enough time in their busy schedules to give their four legged friends the walks that they deserve. That’s where you come in. Dog walkers take dogs on walks to ensure they get the exercise that they need.

ESL Teacher – If you’re craving the opportunity to work abroad, finding a job as an ESL instructor is the way to go. ESL teachers teach English as a Second Language to eager students around the world. There are opportunities in almost every country.

Volunteer – Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time. You’re not going to make any money as a volunteer, but you will grow your network, build your resume, and develop your skill set. Everyone should find more time in their life to volunteer. Try it and you’ll see why.

Summer Camp Counselor – Being a summer camp counselor is a fun way to spend the summer. Find a camp that specializes in something that you enjoy and you might find that you go back to camp every single summer. Camp counselors ensure that campers are safe and have fun. This is a huge niche that always wants to hire fun college students.

Blogger – What are you passionate about? Find your niche and start a blog. Not only will it build your personal brand, it will also give you valuable skills that you need in life. Plus, successful bloggers can turn the blog that they love into a full time business that will pay the bills.

Caretaker – There are many properties around the world that sit vacant. These second homes and investment properties need someone to take care of them – especially in the summer. If you can get your foot in the door of the caretaker world, it will be your job to oversee and manage some of the nicest properties in the world.

BONUS: Lake Tahoe is one of our favorite places to spend a summer working. Check out one of our Featured Employers Incline Village Golf and Parks/Recreation. They have a variety of great summer jobs to choose from.

Hopefully this list will inspire you to find an awesome job this summer. Stop by JobMonkey to learn about more cool summer jobs for college students. When you’re ready, you can search and apply for jobs on the JobMonkey JobCenter. Have a great summer!

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