Silver Birch Ranch’s Internship Program is designed to train college students or graduates to grow in spiritual maturity and be equipped with industry-recognized leadership skills to lead in all aspects of camping and through this to demonstrate, share, and shine the love of Jesus on lives. Our intern positions empower young adults to grasp, utilize, and enlarge their God-given gifts, talents, and interests as they are immersed in Christian ministry. All intern positions incorporate Christian discipleship, intentional mentoring, leadership training, and personal development. 

Program Details

This is a full-time program running from mid-August to mid-August, and closely follows the NBI break schedule.  (See the specific schedule below.)  The intern is expected to work 32-40 hours a week with two (2) days off per week.  During the summer, the normal work week consists of six days.  Interns are provided 2 PTO days (Personal Time Off – sick, vacation, travel) during their internship, in addition to their birthday. 

2019-2020 Schedule
August 22, 2019 - Intern program begins
August 14, 2020 - Internship ends    

All interns are provided a modest stipend of $300 (pre-tax) per month to cover incidental expenses like gas, insurance, and leisure activities. Lodging is provided in shared dorm-style rooms on grounds. Meals are provided in the Dining Hall.  During the summer months, Interns are assigned Summer Staff. While on Summer Staff, the intern stipend will be removed and they will receive Summer Staff pay (currently $210 per week, paid as a lump sum at the end of the summer).  In addition, they will be assigned Summer Staff housing.

Internship Positions

Canteen Services (Part-Time)

  • Retail sales and management of the Canteen, Coffee Bar, and Trading Post

Food Services 

  • Food preparation, menu planning, kitchen management, and dish room operations


  • PR and promotions activities, social media management, and compose publicity and marketing materials

  • Creating camp videos, and miscellaneous graphic design work

Media-Sound (Part-Time)

  • Duties consist of running sound for retreats and camps


  • Maintenance and construction duties, housekeeping functions, and grounds-keeping activities

Program - Guest Services

  • Camp and retreat planning, organization and hosting


  • Horse and farm animal care, stable and barn maintenance, haying, trail rides and riding lessons

 Wolf River Refuge

  • Promotion, scheduling, hosting and maintenance