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It's only March, who needs to worry about a summer job, right? Wrong! Unless your idea of a good time is an endless summer of flipping burgers or babysitting your neighbors' screaming brats, you might want to start checking out the classifieds and scouring the Internet for employment opps. To help you out, we've searched high and low to find you some cool jobs and internships for your summer days – and ohhh, those summer nights. Happy hunting!

Walt Disney World
On the Job: You'll work odd jobs throughout the park – as a vendor, operating rides, or greeting visitors. If you're lucky, you might wind up in a costume. Disney also hires students for advanced internships in engineering, marine biology, horticulture and others.
Location: Near Orlando, Fla.
Deadline: Disney recruiters come to 180 campuses from February through mid-April.
When: June through the end of August. A fall internship is also offered.
The Numbers Game: Don't sweat it. 2,500 interns get hired.
Money Matters: Cha-ching!
Contact: disney.com/disneycareers, (800) 722-2930

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
On the Job: Interns work at the studio but don't expect to be rubbing elbows with Jay. The job is mainly office support.
Location: Burbank, CA
Deadline: March 1
When: June through August
The Numbers Game: Only 8-10 interns get the gig.
Money Matters: Sorry, Charlie. College credit only.
Contact: Regina Ackerman, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91523, (818) 840-2222

FBI Honors Internship
On the Job: After an orientation, interns are assigned to an FBI Headquarters division based on their academic discipline, potential contribution to the division and the needs of the FBI. Unfortunately, working on the X-Files with Scully and Mulder is not an option.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Deadline: November 1 (For Summer 2000, so start planning now, it's a long application process. They suggest beginning the process in July. It is the FBI after all.)
When: June through August
The Numbers Game: 100 interns pass the screening process.
Money Matters: Cha-ching!
Contact: Call your nearest local FBI field office or check out www.fbi.gov.

Miller Brewing Company
On the Job: Interns experience a wide range of tasks in various corporate departments. Social, professional and educational events emphasize the importance of the interns and the overall internship program. Proficiency in making beer bongs does not appear to be one of the requirements for this job.
Location: Milwaukee, Wis.
Deadline: March 31
When: June through August
The Numbers Game: 20-25
Money Matters: Cha-ching!
Contact: Kristin Gaarder, (414) 931-2141, (414) 931-2614 - fax, kgaarder@mbco.com

    Profile: James Mathews, Electrical Engineer, Miller Brewing Company
    When James Mathews joined the engineering staff of the Miller Brewing Company as an intern in the summer of '97, he knew exactly what he was getting into. "One of the best things about the internship was the structure and involvement of your supervisors," he said. "From the beginning, people help you and tell you exactly what they expect. They make a list of expectations and ask you if you think you can do it."

    Mathews must have met their expectations, because at the end of his internship, he was offered a permanent position as an electrical engineer. "When I started the internship, I was still in school and planning to graduate in August. Miller offered me the internship position with the promise of an informal interview at the end of the summer, since they knew I was looking for a permanent job. And now I couldn't be happier."

    Needless to say, Mathews recommends the Miller internship to any interested students. "I've had internships at a couple of different prestigious companies, and Miller topped them all," he says. "The people are great – they answer questions, want to know a lot about you and are always willing to help."

    Yep, after his internship Mathews can say with a smile – it doesn't get any better than this.

The Real World/Road Rules
On the Job: Assist in office duties including but not limited to: typing, filing, faxing, shipping, phones, fan mail and general office/staff support. Don't worry, the cameras won't be following you while you work.
Location: Van Nuys, Calif.
Deadline: Rolling
When: Ongoing
The Numbers Game: No set number of interns.
Money Matters: Bummer. Credit only.
Contact: Internship Coordinator, 6007 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91411, (818) 756-5103

PGA Tour Minority Internship
On the Job: You won't necessarily be hitting the links on this job but you may find yourself working in communications, marketing, legal or operations. Applicants must be qualified minority students maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA. Open to full-time juniors, seniors and grad students.
Location: Ponte Verda Beach, Fl.
Deadline: March 1.
When: Summer, for nine weeks.
The Numbers Game: 20-25 interns is par for the course.
Money Matters: Cha-ching!
Contact: Minority Internship Program, PGA Tour, 112 TPC Boulevard, Ponte Verda Beach, Fl., 800-556-5400

American Society of Magazine Editors Interns
On the Job: Students who want to be the next Tina Brown or Jane Pratt work as editorial interns at a variety of consumer publications. Previous magazine participants include Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Time and The Smithsonian.
Location: New York City or Washington, D.C., they help you with housing, too, so tell your mom you won't be living on the street.
Deadline: December '99 for summer 2000. (Another big application process, so get crackin' now).
When: June through August
The Numbers Game: Approximately 40 interns have the write stuff.
Money Matters: Cha-ching!
Contact: Check with your school's journalism department for an application or visit www.magazine.org for an online application.

Special Olympics
On the Job: Each intern oversees a personal project, does general office work and has the opportunity to volunteer at any Special Olympics event.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Deadline: Rolling
When: June through August
The Numbers Game: Only 5 interns are special enough to get this job.
Money Matters: Bonus! Small weekly stipend plus college credit.
Contact: Tiffany DeSantis, Internship Coordinator, Special Olympics International, tiffdso@aol.co, 1325 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Ski Resorts
On the Job: If you're the type who prefers shredding the slopes to swimming in the surf, you might want to head to the great Northwest when the sun comes up this summer. Work's available in retail shops and restaurants. Perks include free skiing in the nation's finest resorts.
Location: Colorado's finest resorts, including Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone
Deadline: Rolling
When: Variable
The Numbers Game: No set number of hirees.
Money Matters: Cha-ching!
Contact: Fax cover letter to 970-845-2465, or mail to: Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 7, Vail, Colo., 81658, check out www.snow.com.

Wilderness Aware Rafting
On the Job: Be a whitewater rafting guide on the raging rivers of Colorado.
Location: The ragin' rapids of Colorado
Deadline: March 15
When: The job runs from mid-May to mid-August.
The Numbers Game: Usually hire five to 15 guides.
Money Matters: The initial training sessions cost $250 and last five days. They put you up in a mobile home that costs $400 for the summer. First-year guides can expect to rake in about $2,500 for the summer.
Contact: Apply online at www.inaraft.com.

Tired of waking up and heading to the same, dull classroom everyday? We don't blame you – as exciting as campus life can be, nobody loves monotony. So why not try a little change of pace this summer? Say adios, au revoir or sayonara to traditional college life, cuz we've found the global cure for your summertime blues.

European Cultural History Tour
Tour 411: Several 40- and 80-day packages are offered, covering much of the continent.
Sponsor: Eastern Michigan U.
Deadline: April 1 - May 15, depending on which tour.
When: Programs run May through August.
Money Matters: About $3,000 for 40-day tours and about $6,000 for the 80-day adventures.
Contact: Academic Programs Abroad, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, (800) 777-3541, cultural.history@emich.edu

    Profile: European Cultural History Tour
    Forget heading back to Mom and Pop's, or staying on campus to catch up with your schoolwork – many students, like Eastern Michigan U. senior Elizabeth Simon, had bigger aspirations last summer than America could offer. Simon got a passport, packed up and headed for a land far, far away – thanks to a European Cultural History Tour, offered through her school. Not only did she get to see Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and what's left of the Berlin Wall – she also got a chance to test out her German skills, kind of. "I only used it a couple of times at McDonalds," she laughs. "I couldn't figure out how to say ketchup."

    U. of Cambridge, England
    Tour 411: Study Shakespeare, re-live the renaissance, or dive into the Dark Ages at one of England's premiere universities.
    Sponsor: U. of Cambridge
    Deadline: Apply in February and March to ensure the program you want.
    When: July and August, programs are two, three or four-weeks long.
    Money Matters: Varies by program, but expect to pay at least $2,000.
    Contact: http://www.istc.umn.edu/osad/, rdi1000@cus.cam.ac.uk

Northwestern Summer Study Abroad in South Africa
Tour 411: In the classroom, you'll study works from the nation's greatest writers. Field trips include excursions to see exotic animals and archaelogical treasures.
Sponsor: Northwestern U.
Deadline: April 1
When: June 21 - August 8
Money Matters: $6800
Contact: Summer Session and Special Programs, Summer Study Abroad in South Africa, Northwestern University, 2115 N. Campus Drive, Suite 162, Evanston, IL 60208, summersa@nwu.edu, http://nuinfo.nwu.edu/summernu

Australia Summer
Tour 411: G'day mate! Why take those journalism, philosophy or computer classes in boring America? Head for the land down under! Courses are offered in a number of different subjects.
Sponsor: St. Bonaventure U.
Deadline: March 1
Where: Bond U., Gold Coast
Money Matters: $5450
Contact: Alice F. Sayegh, Director of Foreign Studies, St. Bonaventure University, RC 221B, St. Bonaventure, NY 147778, (716) 375-2574, asayegh@sbu.edu, www.studyabroad.com/ccis

Universidad Veritas, San Jose, Costa Rica
Tour 411: Brush up on your Spanish, learn more about tropical ecology and enjoy the sunshine!
Sponsor: Miami-Dade Community College
Deadline: Early June
When: Early July through late August
Money Matters: $3,350
Contact: Robert Vitale, Director of International Education, Miami-Dade Community College, 11011 SW 104th St., Miami, FL 33176-3393, rchangsu@kendall.mdcc.edu

Salzburg College
Tour 411: Live with an Austrian family and study at Salzburg College. Program costs include tuition, room and meals as well as two field trips to Germany and Vienna. You'll be singing the score from The Sound of Music before you know it.
Sponsor: Northern Illinois University.
Program Site: Salzburg, Austria.
Deadline: June 1 for fall semester and Nov. 1 for spring semester.
Money Matters: $7,310 for the semester; $13,535 for the academic year.
Contact: NIU Study Abroad Office, Williston Hall 417, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854, (815) 753-0420, ideromana@niu.edu, www.salzburgcollege.com

College Consortium for International Studies
Tour 411: Immerse yourself in the life of one of 28 countries around the world including North/Central America/ Caribbean, South America, Western America, Eastern America, Middle East and Asia. Mingle with native students, host families and townspeople and make some new friends.
Sponsor: CIS
Deadline: Rolling, for either semester, summer or academic year
Money Matters: Costs vary, depending on the cost of living and currency exchange rates in various countries.
Contact: College Consortium for International Studies, 2000 P Street NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC 20036, (800) 453-6956, ccis@intr.net, www.studyabroad.com/cis

College Year in Athens
Tour 411: Attention all art, history, literature archaeology majors – or anyone who just wants to go to Greece for a semester. Take advantage of Athens and Greece at large, and take classes in modern Greek, ancient Athens on site, Greek anthropology and study/travel.
Sponsor: International Center of Hellenic and Mediterranean studies.
Deadline: April 1 for summer, April 15 for spring semester and Oct. 15 for fall semester.
Money Matters: Costs vary depending on classes ranging from $1,550 and $3,500.
Contact: College Year in Athens, PO Box 390890, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 868-8200, CYAthens@aol.com, www.cyathens.org

Habitat For Humanity
411: Spend your summer in the sun while doing some good by helping build houses and mentor children in 47 states and internationally in countries like Canada, Botswana, Phillipines, Japan, Poland, Uganda and Zamimbia.
Sponsor: Habitat For Humanity International
Deadline: Rolling
When: Whenever you can get there – they always need help.
Money Matters: Uh, it's volunteer, so contact Habitat, choose a location and get yourself there.
Contact: Contact a nearby chapter at over 500 campuses nationwide, Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americus, Ga. 31709-3498, (912) 924-6935, www.habitat.org.

Aper Tours Photography Workshops
Tour 411: Get in touch with your inner F-stop and sharpen your focus at a hands-on photography school in beautiful San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Study photography under the tutelage of a professional photog while enjoying the tourist-free Mexican town.
Sponsor: Aper Tours Photography Workshops
Deadline: Nine-day sessions (Saturday to Sunday) are offered year-round. Check out the web for specific tours.
Money Matters: $1,000 per week (cost includes all accomodations, services of guide, transportation to and from locations, breakfast, lunch and welcome and departure dinners). Plus, 10% discount for mentioning U. Magazine – don't say we never did anything for you.
Contact: Cisco Craig Dietz, Aper Tours Photography Workshops, Calle Tonala #27, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, MEXICO 29220, (800) 303-4983, cisco@sancristobal.podernet.com.mx

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