INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIPS AT BEN’S RANCH

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 16-18 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

COSTS

While the actual cost to create and support these internships is much higher, participation in our internship program costs $75 per week of participation, paid monthly at the end of each month. The generous financial support of our donors and sponsors makes it possible to create and offer these opportunities at a fraction of their actual cost. We discount or waive these participation fees based on household income and a sliding scale formula.

APPLY TODAY

If you have questions, feel free to email us at info@bensranch.org or call 877-66-FARMS.