Click on the headings below to learn more about summer employment in the Copper Country and the wider UP! For more information or to get help with an application, email CVC@finlandia.edu to request an appointment.
At the Lodge, we seek awesome people who bring fun, joy, and adventure to work each day. Our team members value integrity, honesty, positivity, and each other, while celebrating the history and future of the Lodge, the Keweenaw, and our environment.
If you share these values and want to see how you might fit in at the Lodge, check out the job descriptions below.
Note: We have housing available for employees this year in the hotel complex so team members can stay on property ($100/week/person — double occupancy).
Learn more and apply here.
If you love Michigan’s great outdoors and are looking for a position with flexible hours, join the more than 1,200 seasonal park workers hired each spring/summer/fall to work in Michigan state parks and state harbors.
Seasonal park workers are key to shaping the customer experience. As the “face” of Michigan state parks, you’ll answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, maintain trails, mow grass and get creative in finding ways to help visitors create some lifelong memories.
These positions truly can make a difference in helping people fall in love with nature, camping, hiking, boating and more, and might just start you on a lifelong career path, too. In fact, many DNR Parks and Recreation Division employees started their careers as seasonal park workers and then – after gaining valuable experience – transitioned to rangers, park supervisors, accountants, trail coordinators and many other positions.
Learn more and apply here.
Keweenaw Base Camp specializes in Team Building, Wilderness Adventures, Faith Development and Service Projects. Visitors can plan an incredible experience for Youth Groups, Sports Teams, Campus Ministry, Troops, Church Leadership, Business Leaders. This is the perfect place for those looking to challenge themselves spiritually and physically while getting up close and personal with God’s miraculous creation.
The concept of a base camp means it is a launching point for off-site activities and the U.P. of Michigan is filled with incredible activities! Keweenaw Base Camp programs are targeted at high school students and provide a close-knit community feel, intentional group building, and incredible adventure experiences, such as backpacking, sea-kayaking on Lake Superior, mountain biking, and mine exploration. All programs seek to “build up” in the faith while providing opportunities for personal growth, challenges, community building, and adventure.
Learn more about our summer staff openings and apply here.
Do you like to have fun at work? Do you like getting paid a competitive wage? Come join our team! We are looking to hire some hardworking and fun individuals!
We are currently hiring Servers, Server Assistants, Prep-Cooks & Line Cooks!
There are twenty-one Keweenaw Heritage Sites which partner with Keweenaw National Historical Park, all of which contain significant cultural and/or natural resources and share their own unique chapter of the Keweenaw’s copper mining heritage. Many of these sites rely on volunteers to make their operation and upkeep of the site possible.
Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today’s volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Volunteers-In-Parks are Very Important People (VIPs)! Volunteers donate million hours to your national parks annually. Volunteers are accepted from the public without regard to race, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
Learn more here. A great way to build your resume!
You could work at any old golf course. Or you could be part of the staff at the oldest golf course in Michigan, one built on a historic battleground.
You could work in a run-of-the-mill retail store selling items made in other countries. Or you could be the face of a unique island shop visited by people from all over the world.
You could work as a delivery driver. Or you could drive a horse-drawn carriage down the only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles.
There’s a lot of jobs you could do. But on Mackinac Island you can have a truly memorable work experience, living in a place where other people escape on vacation and meeting peers from across the globe.
Seasonal jobs on Mackinac Island run from April through the end of the tourist season after Halloween, with college students taking many of the spots during the busiest summer months when they’re on break from school. It’s full-time work, but there’s plenty of time to explore the island’s beauty and enjoy the nightlife.
In many cases, employers make shared dorm-style housing available and some also offer meal plans. Plus, workers get discounts at many island attractions!
Learn more and apply here. A really unique opportunity!
Michigan Tech Recreation is looking for students interested in working this summer. We want you to work with us to provide Michigan Tech the best recreational opportunities possible!
Find your fit from the positions listed on the webpage and submit an application soon.
Apply at Athletics & Recreation Student/Temporary Employment Application. Deadline to apply is March 28.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Summer 2021 employee schedule runs May 10 – August 29 (unless noted otherwise).
Building closed on 5/31 and 7/4.
Check out http://www.michigantechrecreation.com for more information on our programs and offerings.
Fortune Lake Summer Camp is hiring for a variety of fun positions! They are seeking enthusiastic, creative young leaders who are looking for the experience of a lifetime! Online applications are available now through June 1, or until all positions are filled. Learn more and apply here.
For the full list, please visit https://www.finlandia.edu/center-for-vocation-career/
schedule an appointment
Come and see us in Nikander 15 or fill out the form below to request an appointment. Drop-ins welcome 9:30am-4:00pm M-F.Center for Vocation & Career, CVC, Seaton Center for Vocation & Career