What is your child doing this summer? That is the biggest question that parents ask each other this time of year when we get together. And for a college kid these days, it is a loaded question.
Unfortunately, these days paying jobs are almost impossible to find and unpaid “internships” are equally as difficult to find. It seems that you have to start almost a year in advance to secure one. So what’s a college kid to do? Being a camp counselor or lifeguard is still a viable option. And lots of kids seem to take summer classes to help them graduate on time. Then there are travel or summer internship programs away from home.
Since college kids are usually out of school for at least three months, many seem to cobble together a few different experiences to make up their whole summer. That is what my kids are doing. They are both doing one summer session of classes, then my son found a job locally and my daughter will have two internships, one here at home and the other abroad through a program. My summer (which starts in May, as soon as one kid comes home!) will consist of a swinging front door – having one child home at a time with only a few weeks of overlap when all of us will all be home together.Tags: internships, summer classes, summer jobs, summer travel