We believe having teens work at a farm, ranch or stable is good for the soul! So, we arrange part-time, paid job opportunities for teens who are 16-19 and have been diagnosed with mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. We refer to these part-time jobs as “internships.” Our interns work hard, learn new skills, build self-esteem and earn a paycheck. Along the way, they become better prepared for their next job. This program is not a good fit for teens struggling with active addiction issues, severe mental health conditions or physical impairments.
Approved applicants are referred to one of our partnering farms or stables near the teen’s home for an interview and trial workday or two. If accepted by the employer, they become a part-time employee of that facility. Most of our interns work after school, on weekends and during school breaks for 6-15 hours per week or more, and the scope of work, hours and other details are managed between the employer and the teen’s family. Typically wages range from $7.25 to $10.00 per hour.
Parents or guardians are asked to fill out the application that can be accessed by clicking the button below. Please provide as much information as possible about your teenager. Once the application is submitted electronically, we will review it. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the next steps. Please be sure to include up-to-date contact information!
Because of the generosity of our many supporters, we are able to offer our internship program free of charge. However, voluntary contributions to help us offset the costs of our program are always appreciated.
If you have questions, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call 877-66-FARMS.