Descriptions of what local partners are looking for:





Working at Chick-fil-A is more than just a job, it is a stepping stone to a future in the world of business. Beyond that, working at Chick-fil-A is a chance to serve and make a difference in the lives our guests, in our community, and with our fellow team members.  Some more reasons to join our team are: Starting Pay $16.50/Hr, Flexible Schedules, Growth and Advancement Opportunities, Love Where You Work, Health Insurance and 401(k) Benefits.  They are encouraging only graduating seniors who are staying local to apply.  

City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts is looking for Arts Camp Counselors (paid position)

The Cultural Arts Office offers a variety of summer arts camp experiences for children ages 7 to 12, Club Peacock. All camps are staffed by professional arts instructors and many energetic and talented teen volunteers. Under the direction of the city's Community Arts Coordinator, the successful candidate for the part-time (hourly) Summer Arts Camp Coordinator will support all daily tasks and functions to ensure that the camps run efficiently and securely. This part-time (hourly) position requires availability during the duration of the camp program dates


City of Carlsbad Human Resources

The City of Carlsbad is looking for highly motivated, talented professionals who are passionate about their work. We provide a team-oriented environment, competitive compensation, training and development, and a culture of excellence. More can be found at

City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation--Lifeguards (paid position)

Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the lifeguard position will observe swimmers, protect life, prevent accidents, enforce regulations, and do related work as required. Must be at least 16 years of age before your first lifeguarding shift. Only qualified applicants will be called in for an "in-water skills test" and, upon successful completion, will be scheduled for an oral interview. 

City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation-

Summer camp staff, front desk staff, etc.  

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream    

At Handles students don’t just scoop ice cream. They also have an opportunity to serve our local community and build customer service skills. 



Legoland has many opportunities for students.  They will be offering Food and Beverage job opportunities by Aramark at the LEGOLAND California Resort.  They will also be hiring for park jobs outside of food & beverage. Roles include customer service, education, Sea Life, retail, and many more.

US Army

The US army provides a path for young men and women interested in serving our country.  Come see what the Army has to offer for careers and college scholarships. 


NROTC offers a path for young men and women seeking to serve in the military. They also offer scholarships for college.  The NROTC $200,000 Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career.


Pacific Rim Mechanical | 

offers training and jobs for students interested in construction jobs over the summer and/or students looking for career opportunities after graduation. 

The Wave Water Park    

The Wave Water Park offers students seasonal summer employment in various jobs around the park. 

YMCA Encinitas/YMCA San Diego  

The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life. They nurture a healthy spirit, mind, and body so all can thrive while honoring our faith-based heritage. They are offering many student summer job opportunities with their summer camps that serve the San Diego community. 



KidsGames-North Coast Calvary Church 

KidsGames is looking for Team Interns! Interns will oversee Team Guides and 1st-6th graders during four weeks of day camp and encourage group engagement through music, play, storytelling, experiential games, sports and creative art rotations. Graduating 2023 high school seniors and current college students are welcome to apply. Please send resumes to These are PAID internships. Summer, approx 90 hours over the summer, must be able to work 4 weeks from June 17 to July 12 and some training hours in late May early June. There are specific area interns, some in sports, production, preschool and kinder and 1-6th graders.


Casa de Amistead

As a volunteer, you would be paired with a student or students in kindergarten through 12th grade, depending on which students currently need tutors and your preferred grade range. You'll work with the same student or students each week on homework and enrichment activities. Tutoring sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 - 5:45pm and 6:00 - 7:15pm in Solana Beach, or Mondays at 4:30 - 5:45pm in Carlsbad. It's a great way to make a positive impact in your community and build leadership and communication skills.


Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is looking for students to help in the following areas this summer:

  • Indoor: admin, craft prep, cleaning, etc
  • Outdoor: Landscaping, watering, sweeping, building oyster waddles, weeding Trail Events: various trail events on Thursdays and Saturdays 

Carlsbad Educational Foundation   

CEF is looking for students to volunteer with their Summer Enrichment Camp or Kids Care Summer Adventure. Work with students and staff at the summer camps to help kids complete projects, play games, learn new things, and have fun!

City of Carlsbad Fire Explorers Program 

Fire Exploring is a national program for young adults interested in learning about careers in fire and EMS service.

The Carlsbad Fire Department is proud to provide a program that emphasizes character building, leadership, community service and physical fitness. Explorers will learn about fire department policies and procedures, the proper use of fire equipment and engage in firefighting training scenarios. Fire Explorers also participate in fire station ride-alongs, where they are a functioning member of the crew for the duration of a 12-hour shift. More can be found at

City of Carlsbad Police Explorers Program

Explorers supplement some non-critical duties of police officers. Explorers are used for traffic control at city events and emergencies, extra staffing for disasters, lost children or evidence searches, and many assignments around the police facility. They participate on ride alongs. Explorers are considered emergency workers and are on-call for emergencies.  For more information,  visit or email


City of Carlsbad Teen Volunteer Library Program Summer Reading Adventure (volunteer) 

Teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall who enjoy working with children, possess good communication skills and are comfortable using a computer are encouraged to apply to become a summer reading volunteer.  

City of Carlsbad is looking for the following Volunteer Positions: 

Special Events

Assist at city special events by helping with various activities or games. 

Trail Events

Trail volunteers are critical in maintaining and preserving our trails. Volunteering is also a great way to have fun, keep fit and learn about our natural environment, all while making a lasting contribution that benefits the community for generations.

KidsGames-North Coast Calvary Church 

KidsGames youth volunteers play a vital role in making their summer camp run safe and smoothly so that their campers can focus on having fun! This year all  youth volunteers will be asked to spend time at their KidsGames Leadership Summit before serving at the camp to train, be encouraged, get to know the leaders and walk through a "day" at KidsGames!  Volunteer roles to gain community service hours, opportunities over all 4 weeks from June 17 to July 12. 25 community services hours per week.

Mitchell Thorpe Foundation-Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at 5K Run/Walk & Family Festival and Grand Slam 4 Mitchell Baseball Tournament



CUSD Career Pathways

Mrs Nicole Moersch will be available to talk to students about Career and Technical Education internships and opportunities through the school district. More here


Mitchell Thorpe Foundation Youth Leadership Council-Educational 

Mitchell Thorpe fosters young leaders in professional and life skills, while having fun. Members will participate in servant leadership training sessions and have the opportunity to plan and carry out activities. The students will be hosting a major fundraising event every year in support of Mitchell Thorp Foundation's mission. Students have the opportunity to take leadership roles in projects that are initiated by the foundation, or that they create. Our objective is that these experiences develop and reinforce in the students a fundamental approach to leadership through service, and that it will benefit them throughout their lifetimes and professional careers. Students who participate in the Youth Leadership Council earn a Certificate & Letter of Recommendation, plus they earn Community Service hours for all meetings and Mitchell Thorp Foundation events.

MiraCosta College

Current high school students who have completed the equivalent of the eighth grade (OR who are 15 years old) may attend college courses at MiraCosta College with the permission of their high school and a parent/guardian (permission from a parent/guardian is required for students under the age off 18). Students wishing to receive high school credit in addition to college credit should consult with their high school counselor. 

Students must be enrolled in high school and are limited to 11.0 units (8.0 units for summer session) at MiraCosta College. More can be found at

Palomar Archaeology Technician Certificate Program  

Palomar College offers an Archaeology Technician Certificate.  High school students can take a Saturday excavation class or complete the certificate at the college level.  

Palomar Water Technology Program    

Palomar's Water Technology program prepares students for a career in the water industry, which ensures our water is safe to drink and that our wastewater gets properly treated.  Students can apply for both paid and unpaid internships once a part of the water technology program.


Many community partners will be on campus on March 13th to speak to students directly and answer any questions they have.  If you are eligible for employment, please bring your resume and be ready to conduct on-site mini interviews. 





Thank you to our Community Partners!







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