Ranch Management Internship-Texas

East Foundation
Hebbronville, Texas
Job Category
Compensation is $13 per hour and includes housing on the San Antonio Viejo Ranch. This is a temporary position, not to exceed 40 hours per week, with no health or retirement benefits
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Start and End Date: February 20 to May 19 2023 East Foundation will assist successful applicants in any way to receive university credit for the appropriate term(s). Description: The East Foundation is seeking two interns for the spring session. Interns are expected to participate in all facets of the Foundation, including Programs, Field Operations, Ranch Operations, and Administration. The goal of the Ranch Management internship is to equip future natural resource managers with skills in the management of cattle, range, and wildlife. The emphasis for ranch interns is to dedicate a majority of their time to understanding the importance and integration of range science in cattle management. East Foundation Ranch interns will assist with: Cattle workings (branding, sorting, palpation, etc.), inventory, gathering, and rotations (70% of the time) Interns will gain an understanding of stockmanship, handling, ranch economics, and husbandry. Vegetation surveys for forage standing crop, vegetation composition, cover, and structure (15% of the time) Interns will gain skills in plant identification, vegetation sampling methods, and stocking rate calculations based on available forage. Wildlife field work and education lessons (15% of the time) Interns will gain hands-on experience with wildlife-related fieldwork. Interns will lead field lessons for students (k-12) with supervision from East staff. In addition to the duties described above East Foundation interns can expect to assist with the management of facilities and infrastructure.
Qualifications: Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates (one to two years post-graduate) in Natural Resources, Animal Science, Wildlife and Range Management, or related degree programs are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an honest, self-motivated person with a strong work ethic and an interest in ranching. Applicants should possess strong people skills, leadership qualities, and communication abilities. This position will require working long hours in adverse conditions and lifting objects greater than 50 lbs. Successful candidates must maintain a valid driver's license. Applicants are subjected to background checks. Applicants must be able to use software such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, in addition to basic computer skills. To Apply: Please send the following documents to cpavlicek@eastfoundation.net with "Ranch Management Internship" in the subject line: A 1–2 page statement of interest – describe your background, pertinent experiences and interests, accomplishments, and how this internship will benefit you. Full resume – include all skills and proficiencies, volunteer experience, and/or other accomplishments. Three references (contact information only). A copy of your current college transcript. Applicants may submit an unofficial copy.
Contact Person
Cindy Pavlicek
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