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 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