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How to land a job as a teen

  1. Brainstorm and research job options - don't limit yourself to "teen" jobs like fast food.
  2. Gain experience (and a reference) - small jobs & volunteering pay off, big time. 
  3. Be able to name your skills - you've got marketable skills (we promise).
  4. Get your documents together to apply - your application will be a breeze.
  5. Know how to ace your interview - interviews are the final exam (not a pop quiz).

Teen Job Opportunities

Explore some of our favorite employment opportunities just for teens. 

    Want to gain a trade? Find apprenticeship opportunities in the Austin-area for skills like electrician, plumber and masonry. 
  • Caminos at the MACC
    The Caminos is a 1-year paid youth leadership program at the Mexican American Cultural Center.
  • City of Austin Summer Interns 
    One application for 4 different internships, and you're matched based on your future career interests. Application deadline is usually first week in March. 
  • City of Austin Youth Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
    See all youth volunteer and employment programs citywide at a glance - some are volunteer, but those at Austin Public Health and the Parks & Rec Department are paying jobs.
  • e4 Youth
    The e4 Youth Organization has several different paid jobs for Teens, including their Creative Mentor and Shadow the Pros programs.
  • Goodwill 
    Eligible applicants can receive one-on-one assistance from a case manager to reach educational and career goals. 
  • Travis County Summer Youth Employment Program 
    Eligible applicants can apply to this paid work-based learning opportunity.