Upland Bird Hunting & Ranch Operations Internship, Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin

Weston, WY

Position Title: Upland Bird Hunting & Ranch Operations Internship

Organization: Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin Ranch

Location: Weston, WY

Organization Overview: Sweetgrass Ranch, comprising of nearly 6,000 acres of the Western Black Hills is located 45 miles Northeast of Gillette, Wyoming and is accessible by car, commercial or private aircraft.  It’s surrounded by 40,000 acres of national and state forest service land. The Sweetgrass compound centers around a newly renovated 4,000 sq. ft. Rendezvous event center with an 1800s era antique bar, retail store and commercial kitchen. Also on the property are accommodations in 21 private rooms. A 7,800 sq. ft. Lodge, 5 cabins, a 26,000 sq. ft. equestrian facility, greenhouse, culinary garden and apiary. The Covey Conference Center with state of the art meeting facilities, a dining room and wine cellar will open in the Summer of 2023.

An outdoor enthusiast’s playground, Sweetgrass ranch maintains 56 sporting clays throwers on a course designed by professional sporting clays competitors and Promatic. A handgun and rifle flat range and 3 gun range, as well as, an archery flat range and walking course with 3D targets provide something for nearly all hunting enthusiasts. Well stocked ponds with warm water fish, hiking trails, hundreds of miles of ATV touring trails, and guided horseback riding.

Position Overview: As an intern at Sweetgrass Ranch, you will have the chance to learn about the full scope of hunting operations, including bird care, management, and processing. You will also have the opportunity to experience operations about firearm safety, bird dog management, and other general ranch management tasks, such as fence repair, field maintenance, and equipment upkeep. And since Sweetgrass is a full 5-star luxury resort with a fully self-sustainable culinary program, you may also be asked to assist in the care and harvesting of ducks, rabbits, goats, chickens, and turkeys. There is so much to experience at Sweetgrass and this is only a short list of things you should expect to encounter.

Qualifications: They are in search of individuals with a strong work ethic and a basic knowledge or interest of hunting and ranch management principles. This is a physically demanding outdoor environment and you must be adaptable to work in all weather conditions and climates. This internship offers a unique opportunity to work with experienced staff and gain new skills. All interns will receive CPR, First Aid, and AED training which will be provided or reimbursed.

Start/End Dates: August 13- November 20

Salary/Pay: As an intern with Sweetgrass, you will receive competitive wages, performance-based gratuities, and end-of-season bonuses. They provide full room and board, including bunkhouse-style lodging and chef-prepared meals for the duration of your stay. Partial uniforms will be provided including ranch shirts, jackets, bandanas, name tags, and cowboy hats. You will need to provide your own work boots, and come prepared with cold-weather attire. They will also provide full training and tours of the ranch, as well as opportunities for additional activities and events, such as ATV rides, horseback riding, sporting clay range time, weekly group BBQs, end of season parties, and lots of fun things to do during downtimes.

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.