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 to learn how to be up-to-date on vaccinations for COVID-19. 

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 [email protected] 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
  • University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work
  • Round Rock ISD
    • Teacher Externship


  • If you have specific questions not answered, email [email protected] or call (512) 856-0128