Summer Internship-Whitetail Deer of Texas

Summer Internship – Whitetail Deer of Texas
Location: Gatesville, Texas



Whitetail Deer of Texas is offering a summer internship for college students who desire to work with a whitetail breeding operation - ideal for pre-veterinary or wildlife biology students. Intern(s) will be responsible for helping in all aspects of raising trophy whitetail deer, as well as helping with other ranch work.

Daily duties include, but are not limited to:

• Bottle raising and socializing with fawns
• Collecting, tagging and vaccinating fawns
• Record keeping
• Overall up-keep of the nursery and grounds
• Performing physical exams, administering medications and behavioral
• Feeding and maintenance of adult deer
• Filling and maintaining protein feeders
• Cleaning water troughs daily in pens
• Operating farm equipment
• Cleaning-watering flower beds
• Assist in any day-to-day ranch maintenance work

This is a full-time summer internship with limited days off. Long hours are often the norm including early morning and late night work, in hot Texas summers and in various weather conditions. During the summer, we are typically in the pens by daybreak, a break is taken in the heat of the day, and some nights we may not finish with fawns until well after dark.

Must be a motivated, reliable hard-worker and committed to an 8 at 10 week program. Must be ready for outside work, physically fit (able to lift 50# feed bags and empty 50 gallon water troughs), patient with small and large
animals, able to work with others and alone, and able to follow directions.
Experience raising livestock is a plus, must be interested in the deer breeding industry and have a desire to learn about animal husbandry.

Bunk style housing will be provided, must be a non-smoker and have own transportation. A ranch vehicle will be provided during working hours.

Possible College Credit: Speak with your major professor about the
possibility of obtaining credit for the internship. We will help if you can receive college credit for your participation.

Time period currently available: June – August (Starting and ending dates may be flexible.)

The ranch is situated in Central Texas approximately 50 miles west of Waco and Temple.

Salary: $800 monthly + bunk style housing (Directv satellite available, but no internet access)

To apply: Please email a letter of interest and a resume

Contact email:

Contact phone: 254.865.8787