Jobs for Teenagers

Find a part-time or summer job using the tools below. From interview tips to resume & cover letter writing, your career development starts here. It’s never too early to start earning money and getting job experience.

When I earn more money, what happens to my rent in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

Check out the video below to learn more about the process and opportunities for growth.

Forest Preserve Experience (Summer Internship for HACC Youth Ages 14-19)

Spend your summer working on environmental restoration projects and learning about the natural world in the Cook County Forest Preserves.


Youth Job Center

Youth Job Center is proud to serve every young person who requests our services but prioritizes recruitment and support for young people from communities that are underrepresented and lack sufficient resources. Our programs serve youth and young adults ages 14-25, both those who are in and out of school. All programs are designed to help young people move into meaningful employment with opportunities to earn a living wage and career advancement potential.

Opportunity Works: Paid Internships

Opportunity Works trains young adults in suburban Cook County and connects them with businesses that are looking for new employees. If you are selected for this program, you will participate in a paid internship that will expose you to exciting careers that you may not have thought about before. Opportunity Works will also connect you to the resources you need to get a good-paying job.

This program is open to all of suburban Cook County, offering sector-specific training in these:

  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

If you are a young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who is not in school or working and you live in suburban Cook County, this might be for you.

Apply online now: Opportunity Works Youth Application

To learn more call: (312) 603-7092

Joliet Job Corps Center

Job Corps’ mission is to educate and train highly motivated young people for successful careers in the nation’s fastest-growing industries.

Job Corps program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education

Business and Career Services Inc

Business and Career Services, Inc. (BCS) a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization serves as an entry point to an extensive network of public and private support programs. Provides comprehensive employment, business solutions and support services to employers and job seekers. Features a nationally recognized manufacturing program, Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP) and Edge Power Employment Workshops.