Magazine article USA TODAY

Government Is Great Teen Job Source

Magazine article USA TODAY

Government Is Great Teen Job Source

Article excerpt

High school and college students who think the only way to make money this summer is by painting houses or flipping burgers are over-looking a wealth of exciting opportunities with some of the nation's largest employers: Federal, state, and local governments. A student can earn as much as $2,000 per month as a clerk at one of the most beautiful offices in the country--the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Or, how does making $2,500 a month sound for assisting with recreation programs in Florida?

For students, working for the government gives them the chance to visit a part of the country they may not have seen otherwise. Many of the positions offer hands-on training that they will not receive in their studies or with traditional employers. And, in many cases, the pay is comparable to what they would earn as inexperienced summer workers in the private sector.

The Federal government maintains a special recruiting site (www.studentjobs.gov) specifically for high school and college students. …

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