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An internship at Refuge Ranch is a great way to explore a career path, gain new skills and experiences, bolster your resume, and experience personal growth and development. Interns also bless the Ranch as they work and minister alongside our staff!

Our primary goal for your internship is to see you grow spiritually, both in your personal relationship with God and also as a spiritual leader and discipler of others. Growth comes by allowing ourselves to be challenged. An internship at Refuge will push you outside of your comfort zone and challenge you spiritually, emotionally, and physically. While internships at the Ranch are not paid, we may be able to help with or point you in the direction of housing if this is a need.

Refuge Ranch is a day use facility that utilizes equine assisted activities, mentoring, Ranch life and Christ-centered community to share the gospel with at-risk and special needs youth and families.

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours/week on site at the Ranch during our open hours. The schedule can be built with some flexibility around the intern’s schedule.

Intern Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Cleaning paddocks
Scrubbing troughs
Maintaining grounds (watering flowers, working in the garden, repairing fence, etc.)
Participating in staff horsemanship
Participating in and leading devotional times
Leading mentoring sessions for youth
Horse care & feeding as scheduled
Assisting with or leading volunteer work groups
Assisting with office/clerical work as necessary
Growing in your horsemanship (riding and groundwork)

Housing in the Ranch/Staff Bunkhouse is required.

Time:  Internship
Salary:  Short-Term Volunteer
Category:  Volunteer



Updated: 2/16/2024 10:49:29 AM

Job Contact:
Chris Daniels
(217) 652-0952

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Why work at Refuge Ranch:

9350 Cascade Rd.
    Rochester, IL 62563

(217) 652-0952

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