The application process for ​the 2024 internship is now closed.

As the Ranch has grown, so has the need for individuals who can serve on a longer, full-time basis. We deeply appreciate those who desire to come and serve alongside our team for an extended period of time.

If accepted to our annual Internship Program, our mission for each individual is to disciple, encourage, and empower them to listen to Jesus and allow God to work in and through them. Interns are asked to serve in a variety of roles and responsibilities throughout the season. One of the roles that make interns unique from other volunteers on the Ranch is the opportunity to be trained up and empowered to lead sessions with the children and minister to their families.

The morning routine may include one or more of the following activities: ranch maintenance, horsemanship, weekly mentor class, prayer, Bible study, hands-on training, administrative work, etc. 

 The afternoon routines may include one or more of the following activities: leading one-on-one mentor sessions with the children, greeting Ranch visitors, working alongside other volunteers on facilities projects and maintenance, or joining one of our staff members to complete a myriad of projects going on under our four pillars: Rescue – Mentor – Hope – Empower.

Intern Qualifications

An intern must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Serve for a minimum of 3 months, but full-season (March through October) preferred.
  • Provide for his or her personal transportation, food, housing, and personal expenses for the full duration of the internship.
  • Note: After being invited to join, CPYR may be able to share a list of potential housing options with local families who have expressed a desire to house volunteers.
  • Show proof of injury/sickness insurance that complies with the Affordable Health Care Act for the full duration of the internship.
  • Commit to serving at the Ranch from 9AM to 6PM every
  • Monday through Thursday. Note: Special events scheduled outside
  • these days will be coordinated upon arrival.
  • Attend training in First Aid and CPR certification.  Note: If time allows, CPYR may provide the teaching and cost of this training.
  • Submit to – and successfully pass – a Federal Background Check (U.S. Residents) or the equivalent (International Residents).  

Intern Application Process

  • Submit a CPYR Internship Application for consideration.  
  • Applications are made available on November 1st each year for the session season in the following year (Note: The session season runs from March through October.) 
  • Participate in a phone or Zoom interview. Unless otherwise notified, Interns will be invited on or before January 15th,. Everyone who completes an application will receive a contact back, regardless of selection or redirection.

Our CPYR team is limited in the amount of interns we can reasonably invite each season. We trust the Holy Spirit will lead everyone involved during the application process. We ask that you seek Him for your next steps, trust in His perfect timing, and know that we are praying for you as you embark on this journey, no matter where the Lord leads.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].