Make the most of your summer. Every spring, creative programs are launched to prepare young action-takers for their next step in employment. Summer program participants gain exposure to interesting careers, entrepreneurship & winning summer job hunt practices.

Featured Seasonal Programs

The Young Entrepreneur Tournament

Now accepting applications for our Fall 2024 session!

Youth ages 11-18. This 5-part workshop will assist you in identifying & preparing a business plan & will wrap up with youth presenting their business plan to local business leaders & compete for up to $2,000 in cash awards.

For information, please contact Dan Gagnon at (970) 498-6085 or

CareerRise Newsletter/Summer Works

Gain insight & valuable information to support your seasonal job search.  This newsletter runs every other week during the months of February through August and then will reduce to monthly distribution from September through January. The newsletter includes featured employers, job search tips, events, & more. Register for the CareerRise newsletter today!

Youth Engagement Specialists

Have an Impact on your School & Community

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and TAC212 each hire high school students between the ages of 16-18 for the position of Youth Engagement Specialist. Hiring typically occurs between late spring and early summer each year.

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment Youth Engagement Specialists 
- Applications are currently paused.
TAC212 Youth Engagement Specialists
- Applications are currently closed.

CareerRise & TAC 212 Job Search Workshops

The CareerRise team is partnering with TAC 212 to offer a series of Job Search Workshops to teens between the ages of 14-18. The workshops will take place at TAC 212 (Fort Collins' new teen activity center) and will be facilitated by CareerRise staff. 

The CareerRise team is partnering with Banner Health to provide a career exploration day for youth & young adults between the ages of 14-21. This will be an opportunity for interested students to explore various Healthcare career options and pathways through a tour of their facilities, participating in activities in a simulation lab and by hearing from medical professionals in a variety of departments. This is also a chance for students to network and learn about employment opportunities.

Summer 2024  Tour Details:

Location: McKee Medical Center, 2000 N. Boise Ave., Loveland, Colorado

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 

Register Here

High School Summer Internship Programs 

The Fast Track program for high school seniors has closed for 2024. 

Manufacturing Sector Applications have closed for 2024.


Gain Experience this Summer

Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development's CareerRise program has a variety of PAID summer internship opportunities available for 16 to 18 year olds and additional opportunities for 2024 high school seniors. Opportunities span a variety of industries including healthcare, construction, marketing, manufacturing & more! 

These internships are supported by Larimer County and the NoCo Manufacturing Sector Partnership.

Spring Employment Event - Concluded for 2024

Get a jump on your spring & summer job search

Whether you are looking for a job now or wanting to start work in the summer, now is the time to begin!
The CareerRise Team is connecting teens to businesses & other summer opportunities.
We are hosting a TEEN JOB FAIR & EMPLOYER PANEL in partnership with Colorado Youth Outdoors for youth & their parents. 

Attendees have the opportunity to:

  • *NEW THIS YEAR* Meet and network with local employers in a job fair format.
  • Attend a business panel about best practices for job search.
  • Learn about PAID internships, summer opportunities & MORE!

Jump Start Your Job Search Series (Over Spring Break!)

Registration has ended for our 2024 Spring Break workshops!

Jump Start Your Job Search!

Get ahead of the game & use your spring break to sharpen your job search tools! This 2-day workshop series designed specifically for youth & young adults ages 14-21 will include topics on resume building, interviewing, personal branding & financial planning basics. Lunch will be provided to those participants who attend full day sessions! Individual workshops are chosen during registration.


Day 1Personal Branding (10:00 AM-12:00 PM) & Resume Building (12:30-2:30 PM)

Day 2$ Financial Literacy 101 $ (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)  & Win the Interview (12:30-2:30 PM)

* Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet if available to make great use of resume building time & practice activities. We will have some extra on hand as well.

The content covered during the workshops will help prepare you for the Spring Employment Event!

Registration is required as space is limited.

Larimer County Conservation Corps 

Be a part of something that matters. Get your boots on the ground & help sustain our natural resources. For ages 18-25, corpsmembers gain valuable experience working in teams, developing personal & professional skills, while learning about local conservation efforts. 

If you have questions, please call us at (970) 498-6660 or email

AND…. Year Round Employment Support

Seeking further help for a spring or summer job search? Check out all the resources the CareerRise Team has to offer young job seekers year round.