Company Name: 
Christian Encounter Ministries
17183 Retrac Way
Grass Valley
Contact Person: 
Nate Boyd
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number: 
(530) 2680877
Overview of the Ministry: Since 1970 Christian Encounter Ministries has served as a residential counseling & discipleship ministry to broken & hurting young people ages 16-25. These young people (whom we call our “students”) come to CEM voluntarily and stay here for an average of 18 months. During this time they receive intensive counseling and weekly one-on-one discipleship. If needed, they can also complete their high school education in our on-site accredited school. Additionally they participate in a work program on our 86-acre “ranch,” attend regular devotions & Bible studies and are involved in summer and winter wilderness trips with our trained CEM wilderness leaders. CEM is a non-denominationally Christian organization. Internship Description: Under the close guidance of our professional staff of Intern Directors, Pastors and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, our team of 6 to 8 interns disciple our residents (whom we call “students”). Each intern lives in a small dorm setting with 2 to 3 students. Each intern is also assigned 1 or 2 students to disciple on a weekly basis, working through our established discipleship curriculum. Interns perform many tasks and are given a lot of responsibility for running different parts of the program, including work program and study hall in our high school. Interns practice “lifestyle evangelism” with our students and supervise them throughout the day. Interns are trained in many areas of ministry and leadership, both through classes and through practice. Search YouTube for “Christian Encounter Ranch” to learn more!
Internship Details: Interns must be 21 at the start of internship, and the length of internships ranges from 3 to 24 months. Room & Board provided. This is immersion ministry, but interns receive one full 14-hour day off per week, along with two 4-hour individual breaks, one 4-hour office time and a 4-hour “Intern Night Out” for the entire intern team on Friday nights. Modest Intern Grants provided, ranging from $500 total for the first 3 mos. up to $600 per month for 2-year interns.
Application Instructions: 
To apply, go online to, select the "Internships" tab and click on "Request Info." Fill out the brief form and we will contact you shortly!