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I doubt it. Unless you know someone specifically, no one is going to hire a programmer that young, especially without experience or a portfolio.
I'm in college, and I'm an intern for this spring and summer, so trust me when I say that you're better off enjoying the few summers you have left to yourself.
"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.
"If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.
Yeah, but if he's going to work, it might as well be something he'll enjoy, right? It's worth the effort to try.
Well it depends, over the internet you can find contract-type jobs. I know I did find a couple, but... you have to prove to be reliable Its definately possible to get one, just show your maturity in getting work done and a good resume and you definately have a chance as for just a sit-down in the office job I don't know.
There might be some program for high school students in your area. There's a science apprentiship program for 9-11 grade that's fairly close to where I live that I applied for, and quite a few of the positions involve programming or computer science. Not technically a paid position, but you get $1000 to offset the expenses, and it would be a good experience.
It might be too late to apply for something like that, though. You could always ask a science or math teacher if there's anything like that around.
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