Internship Program

V8 Ranch Internship Program

The V8 Ranch Internship Program provides hands-on ranch experience, preparing college students for future careers in cattle ranching. We are proud to partner with college students from elite agriculture universities to prepare the next generation of leaders in production agriculture.

We offer two different types of internships each academic semester (fall, spring, and summer) and select 1 student for each:

Show Cattle Internship

For students with an interest in show cattle preparation, feeding, and showmanship. Primary work is at V8 showbarn with Brahman cattle; may include travel to livestock shows. Some overlap with cow-herd tasks may occur during busy times. Reports to and is mentored by Show Cattle Manager.

Ranch Management Internship

For students with an interest in a future career in cattle ranch management. Primary work is with Boling cow herd, including feeding, herd health, sorting cattle, working on ranch structures, mowing, and hay production. Some overlap with show cattle tasks may occur during busy times. Reports to and is mentored by Cow Herd Manager.

What to expect as an Intern

As an intern at V8 Ranch, you will be fully immersed in the daily operations of a working cattle ranch from Day 1. This hands-on, physically demanding experience requires a strong work ethic, dedication, and a willingness to learn.

You are jumping feet first into a working cattle ranch in Texas, so can expect challenging conditions such as dust, dirt, high temperatures, and high spirits. If you love the idea of working outdoors and getting your hands dirty (literally), not stuck behind a desk pushing around papers, this internship is for you!

The “barn mentality” at V8 Ranch is one of grit, determination, and a no-nonsense approach to getting the job done. Our experienced cowboys will expect you to work hard, follow instructions, and earn respect through your commitment to the ranch and the animals in our care. If you’re overly sensitive or don’t want to go home with dust on your clothes (and a huge smile on your face!), you’d probably be happier applying for another role.

While the work is demanding, the rewards are significant. You will gain invaluable experience, develop a deep understanding of the cattle ranching industry, and have the opportunity to learn from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field. This internship will challenge you, push you out of your comfort zone, and help you grow—both personally and professionally.

Deadline for receipt of applications and references:

Fall Internship (September 1 – December 15):  July 1

Spring Internship (January 1 – May 15): November 1

Summer Internship (June 1 – August 15): April 1

Application Process

Please download the V8 Ranch Internship Application from the link below, fill it out, and email to office@v8ranch.com.

Current Interns

Spring 2024 Interns

Jesser Galvez and Oscar Hernandez both achieved significant milestones by completing their graduation and successfully securing an extension of their internships for an entire year. Edwin Reyes has embarked on his first year as an intern with the V8 crew. The collective efforts and exceptional performance of this group have left a lasting impression, and we would be delighted to welcome them back for future endeavors.

Oscar Hernandez

Zamorano University

Jesser Galvez

Zamorano University

Edwin Reyes

Zamorano University

Internship Program Alumni

Kennedy Marshall

Texas A&M University

Ben Mayfield

University of Tennessee

Aubrey Parker

Sam Houston State University

Mikey Curry

Texas A&M University

Israel Cazar

Earth University
Costa Rica

Litzy Torres

Earth University
Costa Rica

Jose Montenegro

Zamorano University

Could you be our next intern?

We are currently accepting applications for interns for the next academic semesters.

Office Location

6329 FM 1096
Boling, Texas 77420

Phone Contacts

979-657-3223 (fax)


M-F:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Weekends: Appointment Only

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