Cross  Bar X offers 3 month, 6 month, & One Year Internships


  • Paid Internship or Free College Tuition One Year Internship:  Start dates of May 1st , Sept. 1st, or Jan. 1st
  • 6 Month Summer/Fall Internship: May 1st – Nov. 1st
  • 3 Month Summer Internship: May 20th – Aug 20th
  • 3 Month Fall Internship: Sept. 1st  – Dec 1st


To provide an affordable Christ centered and diverse post high school training ground for students interested in vocational non-profit Church and Para-Church work through hands on learning, apprenticeship, bible training, and college course work. 


- Interns will agree theologically with Cross Bar X Youth Ranch

The “Biblical Foundation” document can be found on our website. Interns will agree to adhere to these statements of belief and to direct campers accordingly.

- Interns will uphold and work toward attaining the Cross Bar X Mission and Core Values

Mission of CBX:

Cross Bar X exists to reach socially and economically disadvantaged youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This is accomplished through providing youth with Christ-centered summer camps. These give CBX a platform for year-round discipleship, outreach events, and involvement in a Bible believing church.

Core Values:

  • In everything we do, we present campers with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Our desire is that no camper is turned away from Cross Bar X due to a lack of resources.
  • Each camper receives individual attention.
  • We foster spiritual growth through discipleship and mentoring.
  • Campers are encouraged to participate in a Bible believing church.
  • We seek to provide life skills and opportunity for spiritual growth through experiential education.
  • We seek to support and enrich the families of our campers. 

- Year-long Interns will attend and participate in weekly classes at The Gospel Training School from Nov. 1st – May 20th

  • Hermaneutics
  • Old and New Testament
  • History and Reliability of the Bible
  • Systematic Theology

- Year-long interns will serve as an intern one day a week at a local Church


Internships at CBX have two primary and uniquely different seasons.  We call these the “on-season” and the “off-season.”  The “on-season” is from May 20th – Nov. 1st and will be the seasons that you find yourself serving at CBX and COLS exclusively (except for those taking online classes during the fall).


Summer May 20th – Aug 20th

  • Serve as a counselor and support staff during the Cross Bar X summer camp season
  • Serve as an instructor and support staff during the Colorado Outdoor Learning School fall season


Winter/Spring Nov. 1st – May 1st

Monday – Day Off

Tuesday – Morning/attend Gospel Training School         Afternoon/Apprenticeship at CBX

Wednesday – Serve as a volunteer at a local Church

Thursday – Morning/attend Gospel Training School      Afternoon/independent study

Friday – Serve at CBX

Saturday – Serve at CBX

Sunday –  Sabbath


Cross Bar X will provide housing for interns for the entire year, and meals will be provided during the summer camp and fall outdoor education seasons.  Limited transportation will be available for those without a vehicle.   

Those enrolled in the paid internship program will receive $300 per month of compensation.  Additional support may be raised through CBX.  Contact us for more details. 

Those enrolled in the free college tuition program will receive free college tuition for the fall, winter, and spring terms at City Vision College, a full accredited online college.  City Vision offers 3 B.A. programs for undergrads.  Non-Profit Administration, Missions, and Addiction Counseling.  Additionally, they have a MBA program for Technology in Ministry.  Students can enroll in CBX’s intern program for up to 4 years and have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor or Masters degree at no cost!  Books are the responsibility of student.   Pell grants are available to those that qualify to help cover living expenses.   More can be learned at

More info is available by downloading the Internship Handout.

Apply to be an intern here.



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Contact Us

Cross Bar X Youth Ranch
2111 County Road 222
Durango, CO 81303
office: 970-259-2716
fax: 970-259-8006