Types of Internships Offered

Down Home Ranch offers a wide variety of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students seeking on-the-job training in a unique environment. We encourage students to email us at volunteers@downhomeranch.org with questions.

Down Home Ranch is flexible and will strive to accommodate educational requirements. Here are some examples of college majors which could be easily integrated into our operations:

  • Agriculture
    • Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Organic & Traditional Food Production
  • Business
    • Accounting, Corporate and Non Profit Business Administration
  • Communications
    • Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Performing Arts
  • Education
    • General Ed, Special Education, Disability Studies
  • Health
    • Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health
  • Human Services
    • Recreational Therapy, Sociology, Social Work

Affiliated Universities and Programs

Down Home Ranch partners with many Universities in Central Texas to provide a high quality learning experience.

  • Austin Community College
  • St. Edwards University
    • Master of Arts in Counseling; Social Work Program
  • University of St. Augustine
    • Masters in Occupational Therapy
  • University of Texas at Austin –Steve Hicks School of Social Work
    • Masters in the Science of Social Work
    • Bachelors of Social Work
  • University of the Southwest
    • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Texas State University
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Therapeutic Recreation
  • University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work
  • Round Rock ISD
    • Teacher Externship

What is your next step?

  • If any of these opportunities excite you, we'd love to learn more about you; send us an email at volunteers@downhomeranch.org
  • Browse through our website and become familiar with Down Home Ranch.
  • Please note the current requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), that all Down Home Ranch Long-Term Volunteers and Interns are required to be up to date on vaccinations for Covid-19. Click Here to learn how to be up-to-date on vaccinations for Covid-19.
  • Complete our Internship Application.
    • Our Development department will get in touch with you to discuss interest areas, availability and our current openings for interns.
  • Fill out the Covid-19 Attestation Form.
  • Complete a TB Test screening (free of charge) with the assistance of our HR department.
  • Approval! You'll be connected with your intern supervisor on the Ranch.
  • Lastly the Development department will have periodic check-ins with you and your supervisor to make sure things are going well.



  • If you have specific questions not answered, email volunteers@downhomeranch.org or call (512) 856-0128 
  • Based on the requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all Down Home Ranch long-term volunteers and interns are required to be up-to-date on vaccinations for COVID-19. VIsit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date to learn how to be up-to-date on vaccinations for COVID-19.