So from the looks of things, I'll be graduating highschool in June, and starting university in September. And I'd really like to have some sort of entry-level programming job in the 2 months or so when I'm not in school.
Even though I haven't taken any formal computer science-related education, I'm fairly confident in my self-taught programming skills in C, C++, Python. Problem is, I've been looking at summer programming internships, and it seems as though they all expect the student to be at least one or two years through their computer science degree.
I'm living in the Vancouver area right now, but I'm willing to work pretty well anywhere in North America. I don't currently have the rights to work in the US, though, and I'm not that familiar with the process required to obtain a green card, so I'm not sure how much of a deterrent that would be to potential American employers.
Really, I'm just wondering if you have any suggestions or if I'm just not looking in the right places (or whether I'm out of my mind, expecting to work as a programmer right out of highschool!)