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

Career Road Trips

Registration is open until seats are filled!

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. 

High School Summer Internship Programs 

Applications Close May 1, 2023

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 2023 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

Applications are open for a position in Loveland.

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. There is currently 1 position available in Loveland.

Complete the interest form to be notified when the next session will open.

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

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

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!

Summer Employment Nights 2023 

Events have concluded. Thank you to those who attended!

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. 

Youth Job Search Boot Camp (Over Spring Break!)

Concluded for 2023

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)

Fort Collins: March 13 & 14, 2023 - 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Loveland: March 15 & 16, 2023 - 9:30 AM - 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.

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.