It’s almost summer time! School might take a break during the summer, but the opportunities with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee are just getting started!
Summer internships and jobs are a great way to develop job skills and a welcome addition to your college application. If you’re undecided on if a summer internship or job is a good fit for you, we’ve broken down the pros and cons below.
- You are able to start understanding money — financial responsibility, saving and spending, budgeting, and investing.
- You will learn responsibility that benefits yourself and others.
- You will build character, accountability, discipline, communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
- You gain confidence and independence.
- You can learn problem-solving skills, creativity, and initiative.
- You are able to identify strengths and weaknesses.
- You have somewhere fun to be, rather than at home and bored!
- You will have a reduction in social activities.
- You will have less leisure time with friends or family.
- You may experience additional stress.
- You may have less time to sleep or exercise.
- You may face the realization that you are not ready or mature enough for a job yet.
Some internships (like the ones with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee) are short and do not last the whole summer. Alternatively, summer can be a great opportunity to job shadow a field that interests you.
If you’re interested in applying for a summer-long job, make sure you have your paperwork in order. Here are a few questions to consider:
- Do you know your social security number and have access to the card?
- Do you have a bank account where will you deposit your paycheck?
- Do you have a family vacation planned? Let your potential employer know during the hiring process to make sure you’ll have that time off.
- How will you get to and from work? Is your transportation reliable?
For additional resources, visit Stanford Children’s.
Don’t forget a great resume can put you ahead of the competition! You should highlight any relevant volunteer experience, additional trainings, or language classes you may be taking. Your local library will have resume-writing books to check out and some may even offer classes to help!
Are you interested? We have opportunities at our summer camps for intern and staff positions!
Summer Camp Internships
Do you want more experience in behind-the-scenes operations of camp? Join us at camp for the BEST internship ever for girls 15 and older. You will live and work at camp while receiving on-the-job training to teach you skills employers are looking for! Both camps have openings available all summer. If this sounds interesting to you, apply online.
Summer Camp Staff Positions
The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Counselor in Training (CIT) Program can give you some great skills to highlight on your resume. Register now through CouncilAlignMENT.
Counselor in Training I: June 2-7 (Camp Holloway), June 9-14 (Camp Sycamore Hills)
Camp holds a special place in your heart, and now it’s YOUR turn to make camp magic as a CIT! Learn camp counseling techniques, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution, and group management. Spend time with current staff members to learn tricks of the trade and make your own memories with your fellow CITs. Come back to camp for a second week of Camp Apprentice to practice what you have learned.
Counselor in Training II: June 2-7 (Camp Sycamore Hills)
You have the base-knowledge for being a counselor, so it’s time to take a brief refresher course and explore what leadership style you prefer before you assist in a specific program. Partner with a camp staffer as you help create a week of fun and memories for younger campers and making amazing memories of your own.