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Best Summer Jobs For Students

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s about time students start looking for a job or an internship. Here in Budapest, you can find the best suitable place for you – the selection is as wide as it gets! We are here to tell you top-5 ideas for a summer job that will help you make the most out of your vacation while enhancing your skills.


1. Tourism and Hospitality



Budapest attracts thousands of tourists every summer. It is a beautiful city with rich culture and relatively cheap prices. You find a job at restaurants (especially national cuisine ones, if you don’t speak Hungarian), hotels, tour agencies, etc. There is always demand for tour guides – work and explore your favourite city by introducing it to visitors.


Don’t worry about not having any skills in the Hungarian language: there is plenty of places that hire international students. Starbucks, for one, if you are into working at a busy café. Always inquire and show your interest, and you will find your place.


Where to look: visit the websites of popular hotels, hostels, and restaurants; check out hiring platforms like HVG Állásbörze, Profession.hu, or Indeed.


2. Language Tutoring



Always a good choice! Budapest has numerous language schools and international language centres, and they always look for more teachers. Most popular languages are English, German, French and Spanish, but, trust us, there are so many cultures here, that people look for tutors even for the most unique ones. A job like this not only improves your language skills, but also enhances your teaching abilities that may come in handy if you are planning a carrier in academia.


You can also be a freelance language tutor. Even more, nothing stops you from giving online lessons, and this alone breaks boundaries on your way to success as you are able to reach people from different sides of the world.


Where to look: International House Budapest or Babylon School of Languages, to see if they are hiring language tutors. Online platforms like Tutor.com or Preply.


3. Summer Camp Leader / Counsellor



Budapest offers a variety of summer camp job opportunities. Being a camp leader, you will have a chance to speak to the younger generations, make friends and just have a good time with motivated people that share the same interests. You can choose any sphere you like: from art camp to sport and outdoor adventures and so much more.


There are lots of camps that look for fluent English speakers, so this may be your chance to shine!


Where to look: Research summer camps in Budapest, such as Balaton Camp or Budapest Adventure Park, and check their websites for job openings or contact them directly.


4. Event Staff



Every summer hundreds of concerts, festivals and cultural events happen in Budapest and around it. Of course, it creates a demand for large number of event staff. Students can work event assistants, ticket sellers, ushers, or promotion team members, gaining insight into event planning, logistics, and customer service. Being a part of the event staff, you get a chance to see the backstage of big events, meet inspiring people and in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural scene.


Where to look: Budapest Festival and Tourism Center or Budapest Event Guide, for event staff job postings.


5. Freelancing and Remote Work



With the rise of popularity of freelancing and remote jobs during COVID-19 and after it, students can explore freelancing opportunities in various fields such as content writing, graphic design, social media management, web development, and so much more. Thanks to numerous online jobs platforms and job portals, you can try yourself in different fields and find your place. Remote work options give you an opportunity to work flexibly and enhance your skills in a virtual environment.


Where to look: Freelance platforms like Upwork or Freelancer to find remote work opportunities in various fields.


Make sure to explore job opportunities around you and contribute to your personal growth once you have a little bit of free time from school. Trust us, you will not regret gettting to know the dynamic vibe of the city and making the most out of your summer here!

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