Internship Announcement

INTERNSHIP TITLE: NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Intern

SUPERVISOR: NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Manager

INTERNSHIP LOCATION: NOLS Three Peaks Ranch, Boulder, WY. 

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: Late May/ early June–mid-August 2021. This is an 8–12 week internship (flexible).  

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE:  Interns will work with NOLS Three Peaks Ranch staff on projects that support operations. Intern responsibilities and projects are designed to meet skills and interests of the intern. 


  • A strong work ethic, communication skills and self-motivation. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment, and adjust priorities quickly.
  • Desire to learn, live and work in a small community, and maintain a positive, hard-working environment. 
  • Experience in some of the following skills: outdoors, horsemanship, and/or construction skills.

Potential projects/ responsibilities may include: 

  • Learn about and pack food and equipment into remote areas.  
  • Be educated on and assist with Three Peaks operations that possibly include:  irrigation, horse care, gear maintenance, course outfitting, facilities maintenance, etc.  
  • Assist with vehicle inspections, loading, and transporting people and stock.
  • Work with project horses in the NOLS herd, could include groundwork, footwork, riding, exercising, and/or training, as directed. 
  • Support operational logistics and transportation tasks.
  • Complete an intern project, to be determined with the ranch manager. 
  • Be educated on and assist with Three Peaks program. 
  • Be a resource to instructors, students and visitors. 
  • Maintain communication, and work closely and effectively in a team setting with others.
  • Maintain and develop positive relations with local businesses and community.

College credit may be available.

A weekly stipend of $125/week is provided to help defray expenses incurred during the internship. Private housing and food is provided on-site. Kitchen and living areas are communal.

Interns should not expect a paid position at the conclusion of the internship.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify.

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the internship start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to McKenzie Woolley, NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Manager.
Contact McKenzie Woolley with questions.


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