Summer is months away, but the early bird gets the worm and the sooner you start looking for a summer job, the higher the chances of finding one that isn't a total bore. Plus, you won’t be stressing at the last minute trying to find one (which hasn’t happened to me at all). Luckily for you, I’ve found five awesome summer jobs that will ensure you have fun.

Festival Work

During Summer there are so many festivals happening that if you get a job you may think you won’t have time to go to them all. But that’s where you’re wrong! Get a job working at your favourite festivals and not only will you get to enjoy yourself, but you’re also being paid. You get the best of both worlds (Hannah Montana pun intended). A little disclaimer; you won’t get to enjoy the festival in all its entirety, you can’t just stop flipping burgers and head to the front row to jam to Beyonce, but it’s still better than not going at all.

Tiffany Pollard saying Beyonce


Working as a lifeguard can be a kick-ass summer job, hold up before you quickly close this window let me explain myself. Lifeguards get hella money, like £9 an hour at some jobs. Think of all the things you can buy with a salary like that. You don’t have to only work in the UK either! Plenty of resorts and holiday destinations abroad look for lifeguards for the summer period. So, hop on a flight and start working in Mallorca. You also have a once in a lifetime chance to do the Baywatch run, what more could you want?

Summer Camp Counselor

Thanks to our pal global warming, the weather we’ve gotten the past few years during Summer has not been bad. But, if you want to ensure you’re basking in the sun from June to August, then consider working at a Summer Camp. They’re located across the globe, from France to the USA, so you have plenty of options. The great thing about a Summer Camp job is that you’re working but not really working. You see, you’re in charge of bringing the fun, so you’ll be doing different activities throughout the day like canoeing, hiking and singing around the campfire. Is there a better job out there? I don’t think so.

Patrick from Spongebob

Work Abroad

If working at a summer camp isn’t your thing don’t worry. You still have heaps of opportunities to work abroad. You can be working at a resort, or working at a theme park - the possibilities are endless! The great thing about these jobs is that whilst you’re gaining work experience, you’re also seeing a new country and learning about a new culture. Plus, it goes without saying; working abroad looks great on your CV. It shows employers that you have the balls to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.


Do you not have a clue what you want to do in the future? Then do an internship (or several) this summer. It’s a great way to test out different work fields and see which job you actually enjoy doing. It makes the process of choosing what you want to study for University or graduate job a hundred times easier. Also, it’s a great way to broaden your horizon, make connections and gain some professional experience. You may think it’s not a ‘kick-ass summer job’ because you’re doing actual work, but that’s not the case. The people you meet will make your internship worthwhile and every day will be different.

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