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Cincinnati summer internships, full-time and part-time jobs for teens can be hard to find. Now, teenage job seekers have a one-stop-shop to begin their search.


Cincinnati summer jobs for teens and young adults

Summer employment opportunities for teens and students in Cincinnati

Job listings for high school students in Greater Cincinnati trying to find jobs

Fast food, human resources and camp counselor entry-level jobs for teenagers


Summer is here and several companies are hiring and staffing many teenagers to work. Middle school, high school, even college students have opportunities this Summer to earn money and even add an intern position to their resume.

Many parents and teens are looking for job postings that hire 14 and 15-year-olds. Teens not only make extra cash but get real work experience with responsibility and build social skills. Look below and find a job within this list.


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Breakthrough Cincinnati Summer Staff
Ages: 16+
Term: June – August
BTC is looking to fill 72 teaching fellowships and 20+ administrative roles to support summer programming for middle school students in grades 6-9.  For more information, call 513-204-9139.


Cincinnati ZooTeens
Ages: 13 – 17
Term: May – August
ZooTeens build knowledge, gain leadership experience, and develop professional skills while having a lot of FUN working with our Education, Visitor Experience, or Horticulture departments.


Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) Counselors
Ages: 14 – 17
Term: May – September
The program includes junior counselors, junior lifeguards, and members of the Rec Employment Corps. For more information, call 513-352-4000.


Cincinnati Fire Cadet Program
Ages: 14 – 18
Term: Summer
The goal of the Summer Cadet Program is to provide support for students interested in Fire Fighter work who are not old enough to become Fire Recruits, enabling them to continue their education and encouraging them to participate in the Fire Recruit examination.


Cincinnati Youth 2 Work
Ages: 14 – 18
Term: June – August
Government institutions, community-based organizations and private companies offer hundreds of employment and internship opportunities for teens. For more information, call 513-352-4000.


Easterseals Summer Youth Employment Program
Ages: 14 – 24
Term: Year-round
These employment experiences teach responsibility, organizational skills, time management and excellent work habits through job experience. For more information, call 513-281-2316.


Jobs for teens

Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program
Ages: 14 – 24
Term: Year-round
Participants are provided services that include support to obtain a high school diploma, job placement, work experience, and other supportive services such as childcare and transportation. For more information, call 1-877-644-6562.


Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
Grades: 10-11th
Application deadline: March 13th
Term: 7 weeks
High School girls will learn about computer science, and gain exposure to technical jobs and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers. For more information, contact [email protected]



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Proctor & Gamble STEM Apprentice Program (R&D)
Ages: High School Seniors
Application deadline: May 4th
Term: 4 weeks (summer)
Apprentices will be selected on a rolling basis
Students will receive training, perform tasks that match their skills and gain “hands-on” experience. Also, students will receive coaching and guidance throughout the apprenticeship. For more information, call 513-983-1100.


Cincinnati Pool Management
Ages: 15 and older
Term: May – September
Positions include pool manager, lifeguard supervisor, concession attendant, pool gate attendant, pool cleaner, and pool service technician. For more information, call 513-777-1444.


Summer Youth Greenleaf Program
Ages: 15-17
Term: June – July
This program offers summer grounds maintenance employment. Tasks include trimming bushes, clearing weeds, litter pick-up, trash collection, and more. For more information, call 513-352-2400.


Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio Youth Programs
Ages: 15 and older
Term: Year-round
Youth will be educated in a safe, nurturing environment by fostering academic experiences that help students develop leadership and social skills. For more information, call 513-281-9955.


Kings Island
Ages: 15 and older
Term: May – October
Kings Island now has summer positions open in admissions, park services, food and beverage, games, and even more. For more information, call 513-754-5700.



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Y2WK-Parks Green Leaf Summer Youth Program
Ages: 16 – 18
Application Deadline: June 8
Term: 8 Weeks
Jobs include litter pickup, landscaping, butterfly show guards and office help. For more information, call 513-357-2604.


Cincinnati Police Summer Cadet Program
Ages: 16 – 19
Term: May-August
The program represents a significant initiative to provide students with the chance to learn about police work. For more information, call 513-569-1276.


Cincinnati- Hamilton County Community Action Agency Youth Programs
Ages: 16 – 24
Term: Year-round
This program provides young adults with classroom instruction and hands-on training in the construction field. For more information, call 513-569-1840 ext. 1466.



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Cincinnati Reds: Internships and Food & Beverage
Ages: 16 and older
Term: Red’s season
Open positions include machine room arcade attendant, project coordinator, public safety officer and more. For more information, call 513-765-7000.


Coney Island
Ages: 16 and older
Term: May – October
Open positions include food service, lifeguard, cashier and more. For more information, call 513-624-1472.


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Riverbend Music Center
Ages: 16 and older
Term: 2022 Concert Season
Event staff will always provide a primary level of guest assistance with a friendly and helpful attitude toward guests. Apply online today. For more information, call 513-232-6220.


Stepping Stones Camp Leaders
Ages: 16 and older
Term: June – August
Camp leaders are responsible for staff leadership, always ensuring safety, planning, and leading program activities and more.  For more information, call 513-831-4660


University of Cincinnati Student Worker
Ages: 16 and older
Term: May-August
Seeking a student worker to perform office needs, including answering phones, emails, greeting visitors, sorting mail, data entry and more. For more information, call 513-556-6000.


Boy Scout Camp Staff
Ages: 18 and older
Term: June – August
Apply if you enjoy working with kids and believe in the boy scout program. For more information, call 513-577-7707.


Cincinnati Zoo
Ages: 18 and older
Term: April – December
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for zoo careers as well as food, retail, and entertainment services. For more information, call 513-281-4700.


Kenwood Country Club
Ages: 18 and older
Term: May – September
Part-time and weekend employees are needed to help with maintaining their two 18-hole golf courses, dining room server and line cook. For more information, call 513-561-7482.


Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program
Ages: College Student
Term: Varies
These paid internships give college students vast experience in business and entrepreneurship, while companies get great young, diverse talent to help them compete and grow.



Looking for a new job, but unfamiliar with the rules and regulations?

Looking for something in manufacturing, technology, construction, and more? Vocational training or an apprenticeship program may be right for you. Looking for something you can do from the comfort of your home? A work-from-home job may fit your needs. Need assistance with unemployment? Check out these Cincinnati job assistance and workforce development programs


Finding a job that’s the right fit can be hard. Not sure where to start? Here is a step-by-step video assisting with creating a resume.  

In addition to resumes, some jobs may also require interviewing skills, meeting with a recruiter, a cover letter, communication skills, job training and other qualifications within the application process. In fact, summer jobs can help you find your future occupation.

Be sure to check out seasonal landscaping positions and to search for job fairs as well in your search for jobs. If there are other summer jobs for teens in Cincinnati that we have missed, please contact The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


  1. Y2WK I would like to work with you because I really need to work and do better for myself

  2. Im really trying to find a job for my 14year old daughter.any job will help.

      1. I am a grandmother trying to help my 16 yr old find summer and or permanent emploment. Would you assist me in my search?

      2. This article lists several job opportunities for teens. Feel free to contact any of the companies that interest your grandson. Thank you!

  3. I have a 11 year old high functioning autistic boy who will be going to the ymca this summer I would like to ask you if you have an aide we can hire to be his buddy for a few hours a day at the camp to help him establish a routine..or any advise where to go to find a summer camp aide then? Thanks from David Ballard. [email protected]..Cincinnati Ohio 45240

    1. Thank you for visiting The Voice of Black Cincinnati. Unfortunately, we do not offer the requested services. We invite you to contact the employer or a social service agency for additional information.

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