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There are many jobs available for students and work permits are no longer required if you are over the age of 16 years old.  While school is your first and most important job, employment can be useful and educational as well.  The Career Center regularly posts jobs that become available, but it is wise to visit various Job Search sites to explore all of your options.  We have also included links to help you with completing applications, interview tips, etc.  Another valuable tool if you are new to the job market is a letter of recommendation.  Do not hesitate to ask a counselor, teacher, or pastor for a letter to present to a potential employer attesting to your character and work ethic.   If you have volunteered for an organization in the past, they might also be a good source for a recommendation.  A history of volunteering is an essential part of many scholarships as well as college applications.   We will regularly post volunteer opportunities on this site as well.

Job Search Engines:


Snag a Job -allows you to search for jobs for teens in your area and will send out daily alerts.

Cool Works -Jobs at camps, amusement parks, state parks, resorts and other cool places to work. Review openings by category or state.

SimplyHired - Use's Advanced Search option and select Seasonal (for summer jobs) or Part-Time to search for part time jobs.

Job Search Engines -Search the job search engines using keywords like "summer" "temporary" "part time" or the type of job you're interested in to find job opportunities for teens.

Job Banks -Search Monster, CareerBuilder and the other major job databases and job search engines by keyword - use "summer" or "summer camp" and location. -let’s you specify your age as well.

Teen Job Search Guide - Information on jobs for teens, including how to find a job, where to get working papers, where teens can work, what to wear for an interview, and how to obtain references.

Log on to Nevada Job Connect Youth at You should spend some time looking around the whole web site, as it gives helpful job-preparation information.

  1. When you are ready to start looking for a job, click the purple Find a Job icon.

  2. Choose either the Nevada Job Bank or State Jobs.

  3. Begin your job search.

Work Experience Credit


A student may earn work experience ½ elective credit is 3 easy steps:

  1. Complete the required paperwork (available for download or come to the Career Center for a hardcopy)

  2. Work 270 hours or more during the semester

  3. Provide paystubs as hours worked verification




Volunteer Opportunities


Families are busier than ever. That is why many are looking for activities they can do together.  Nonprofits have a unique opportunity to reach out to families and offer them quality time together as well as the good feelings that come from helping others.  It's also an investment in the future. Kids with parents that volunteer are often better students and are more likely to volunteer as adults. There is even a Family Volunteer Day every November, sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation. 


Volunteer at a Food Pantry

Whether you are stocking shelves or delivering meals, doing volunteer work together at a food pantry will help you and your kids realize that you are surrounded by people enduring worse circumstances than your own, and that you can take part in making their lives richer in a very tangible way. Many food pantries need help during flexible hours and don't require a huge, ongoing commitment.

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Volunteer at a Nursing Home/Hospital Volunteers


This is another great way to volunteer with your kids. It helps them to develop inter-generational relationships, especially if you don't have the support of local grandparents and extended family members. In addition, volunteer work opportunities at nursing homes are plentiful, and will give you a chance to see another side of your kids.

Volunteer for a Seasonal Organization


Deliver toys for Toys for Tots, or wrap gifts for local non-profit organization that collects holiday gifts for families. This is a great way to help your kids think of others before themselves and emphasize what holiday giving is really all about.


American Red Cross Youth Volunteers

Many volunteers have found the American Red Cross is just the right setting for them to use their talents and show compassion to people who so desperately need it.  The Red Cross depends on volunteers, who constitute 97 percent of our total work force, to carry our humanitarian work.                                                                     

Below is a list of many additional organizations to consider volunteer opportunities:          


Shade Tree Shelter

Opportunity Village

St. Jude's Ranch for Children

Operation School Bell

Assistance League of Las Vegas

LV Rescue Mission

Clean the World

Catholic Charities

Dinosaurs & Roses

Outside Las Vegas

A Family Promise Home

UMC Hospital

The Crossing Apts (a ministry of St Judes)


Paid/Unpaid Internships:


Both paid and unpaid internships are great opportunities that give students a chance to learn about a profession they are interested, get invaluable work experience and make friendships and connections to assist them when they enter the work force full-time.  As opportunities become available, they will be listed here and in the Career Center.


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorers Program


James Lathrop & Wayne Capurro Memorial Internship Program


World Affairs Council Las Vegas

Must be 18 years old and pursuing a BA/MA in Business, Marketing, Journalism, or related field.



So many internship opportunities!!  Start at high school Sophomore level.



They have alot too!


Asian American Journalists Association

They have a few internships as well as scholarships available.

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