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

Young Entrepreneur Tournament (YET)

Applications have closed for Fall 2022.

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

Youth Engagement Specialists

Applications are closed

Have an Impact on your School & Community

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment hires Larimer County High School Students between the ages of 16-18 for the position of Youth Engagement Specialist. All positions are currently filled. 

Summer Employment Nights 2022

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. 

High School Summer Internship Programs 

Applications for 2022 have closed.

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 2022 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.

Larimer County Conservation Corps Now hiring for Fall Forestry Crew! 

Be a part of something that matters. Get your boots on the ground & help sustain our natural resources. For ages 16-25, 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

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!


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.