Summer Job Ideas Here on the Suncoast

Summertime means no more school and the opportunity to get a summer job for many people. We have you covered whether you are a kid trying to save for some video game, a new car, or an adult looking to pad the savings this summer. Here are ten ideas for jobs intended to be short-term for the summer alone, though nothing says they don’t go longer if you find an ideal fit.

Summer Intern

Internships are one of the best ways for students and young professionals to get valuable experience and a foot in top companies’ doors. Summer internships are available almost everywhere at medium and large companies, even some that can be done online. With a summer internship, you’ll build crucial skills, add impressive experience to your resume, and make important connections with peers and mentors. 

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Babysitter Summer Job

Summertime is a great season to stop sitting, but babysitting doesn’t count. Nannies and babysitters are in much higher demand during the warmer months, as many parents don’t have the benefit of open preschools. And, you don’t have to sit inside all day, either. You can take your charge out for the day, around the neighborhood, through the park, or for a lengthy stroll about town, meaning you’ll enjoy the summer weather, have a buddy by your side, and get paid for doing it!

Private Music Lessons

Music lessons are incredibly expensive. Therefore, if you know how to play an instrument, you can teach private music lessons at a more affordable price for a pretty awesome side gig. You’ll probably teach kids who are just starting, so you don’t have to be the next Mozart to find students; as long as you’re a good teacher and have intermediate skills, that should suffice for teaching beginners. Music teachers make $30 per hour on average, which is insane for a teenage summer job!


This is a great job for making a lot of money in a little time: every city, no matter how big or small offers serving jobs. Find a restaurant that offers outdoor seating so that way you can maximize the number of tips you make. Also, it’s great to get serving experience on your resume if you choose to apply to another serving job in your college town.

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Dog Walker/Sitter

Love dogs? Me too! What better way to earn money than doing something you love? Spend the day outdoors getting fresh air with your favorite little furry bundles of joy and get paid! It has been proven that dogs help humans reduce stress, and we all know college can cause a lot of that.

Freelance Summer Job Gigs

Working online has become pretty popular among college students for both during school and during the summer. There are endless opportunities when it comes to online freelancing. You could write, edit, take surveys. etc.

T-Shirt Designer

Have a knack for art and design? You can turn your ideas into T-shirts with print-on-demand services, which allow you to sell without owning a print shop. Some companies to check out include Merch by AmazonPrintfulPrintifySpreadshirt, and Redbubble. Make sure you have original ideas and don’t neglect your product descriptions. The amount of money you can make depends on your service, but typically making between $2 and $3 per shirt seems to be the low end.

Did you discover a hidden gem of an idea for your summer job? Whether just a couple of hours for extra cash or something you want to do to add to your skill set, there are many options out there for everyone. Good luck in your search, and I hope everyone has a profitable and productive summer!

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