This internship is based at the San Antonio Viejo Ranch, 45 minutes south of Hebbronville, and will include work on East Foundation properties throughout South Texas.

Compensation is $10 per hour and includes housing on the San Antonio Viejo Ranch.

Start and End Date:
The start and end dates are flexible and the East Foundation will assist successful applicants in any way to receive university credit for appropriate term(s).

Last Date to Apply for Summer: March 20, 2020
Last Date to Apply for Fall: August 7, 2020
Last Date to Apply for Spring: November 18,  2019


The East Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt organization established in 2007 upon the passing of Robert C. East on June 18, 2007.  The Foundation operates six ranches across approximately 217,000 acres of south Texas native rangelands making it one of the largest private landowners in both Texas and the nation.  With administrative offices in San Antonio, the Foundation deploys a staff of over 40 throughout south Texas to meets its mission to promote the advancement of land stewardship through ranching, science, and education.  To fulfill its mission, the Foundation:

  • Uses its land as a working laboratory where scientists and managers work together to address issues important to wildlife, rangeland management and overall ranch productivity.
  • Through good land stewardship, ensures that ranching and wildlife management work together in order to conserve healthy rangelands.
  • Influences public policy by ensuring our government and universities have land stewards’ best interests in mind.
  • Builds future leaders through programs that introduce students to private land stewardship.
  • Invests in professional development for the next generation of land stewards through internships, graduate fellowships, and close engagements with university programs.
  • Maintains its legacy by upholding the East family’s vision and values established more than a century ago.

This internship will be broad and comprehensive, equipping the successful applicant(s) with skills and experience in all facets of the Foundation, including Programs, Field Operations, Ranch Operations, and Administration.  The East Foundation intern(s) can expect to assist with the research, education, and outreach program; management of facilities, infrastructure, security, and service; cattle inventory, gathering, and rotations; and in administrative processes.

Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates in Wildlife and Range Management, Natural Resources, Animal Science or related degree programs are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate will be an honest, self-motivated person with a strong work ethic and a ranching background.  Applicants should possess strong people skills, leadership qualities, and communication ability.  This position will require working long hours in adverse conditions, and lifting objects greater than 50 lbs.  Successful candidates must maintain a valid driver 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 with "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
  • A copy of your current college transcript.  Applicants may submit an unofficial copy.

Cindy Pavlicek, Manager of HR and Administrative Services
Phone: 210-455-3640