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

Our 2023 session has concluded. Check out our page to see photos from our pitch event!

Youth ages 18 & younger. 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 $2,200 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 today!

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

Check back soon 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+ 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 (9:30-11:30 AM) & Resume Building (12:30-2:30 PM)

Day 2$mart $tart - Financial Planning Basics (9:30-11:30 AM)  & 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.

Registration is required as space is limited.

High School Summer Internship Programs 

Applications for summer 2024 opportunities will open March 1st, 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, NoCo Manufacturing Sector Partnership & Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership.

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 - Applications for 2024 open this spring
TAC212 - Applications for 2024 open this spring

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. 

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

Summer Employment Nights

Concluded for 2023. CareerRise is planning something new for Spring 2024! Stay Tuned!

Set Your Summer for Fun & Profit

The CareerRise Team connects teens (ages 14-18) & their parents to business information & summer opportunities through the course of two Summer Employment Night events in early spring. 

Career Road Trips - Concluded for 2023

Dates: June 6th & 14th

For ages 14-21. Take a ride with Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development's CareerRise team to experience careers of the future. Participating youth & young adults get to see behind the scenes of local businesses and get ideas from real professionals on how to get to your dream career. 

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.