Pearcy Angus Ranch

PAR Intern Program

PAR Intern Application (Spring, Summer & Fall)


    Spring Semester (January through April/May – 5-10 weeks), Summer Semester (June through August 5-10 weeks), OR Fall Semester (August through November/December – 5-10 weeks)
    As an intern, you will be expected to work the same duties as our various ranch managers with their oversight – cattle, farming, working with heavy equipment, paperwork, clean-up, etc. Long hours will be expected, just as our managers experience. Some work weeks might be 6 to 6.5 days. The intern experience should be like our working ranch managers – “Do what it requires to run a highly efficient beef seed stock operation.”
    1. Housing (efficiency apartment on ranch)
    2. Paid Internship
    3. Experience with vet. specialists, ET & IVF specialists, AI technicians, vaccine/medication consultants, feed/nutrition consultants, equipment consultants, beef sale consultants, farming consultants, irrigation consultants & experienced ranch personnel
    4. PAR will not provide
      • health insurance (must provide proof of insurance)
      • meals
    5. Appropriate PAR supervisory oversight with overall work-related duties from Ranch Manager, Cattle Production Manager, Cattle Operations Manager, Farming Operations Manager & PAR President
    Eligibility: Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors receiving an AG Studies degree; Graduate Degree in Agriculture; Background in animal agriculture; Interest in animal genetics, animal nutrition & health, reproductive management & marking of purebred cattle, etc.
    1. Background & experience in the livestock / farming industry
    2. Academic performance & extracurricular activities
    3. Career goals & leadership potential
    4. Work ethic & good upbeat attitude
    5. Recommendation from academic adviser, work supervisors &/or professor
    • – Complete PAR Internship Application
    • – Copy of College Transcript (unofficial acceptable)
    • – Two Letters of Reference (1 reference must come from academic adviser, professor &/or work supervisor)
    • – Submit by mail or email:
      Van Pearcy, PAR President
      Pearcy Angus Ranch
      2020 W Cuthbert Ave.
      Midland, TX. 79701
      Office phone: 432-683-0000
      Cell phone: 432-770-1482
    • – Face-to-face &/or phone interview of intern candidate
    • – Applications must be received by:
      • Spring Semester — November 1st
      • Summer Semester — April 1st
      • Fall Semester — June 1st

Ranch Sales Barn/Office Location: 17796 FM 1602 Hico, TX. 76457

Efficiency Apartment on Ranch: 444 CR 227A Hico, TX. 76457

*PAR will report intern performance as advised by agriculture department to academic adviser or professor via Midterm Evaluation & Final Evaluation

INTERN EXPERIENCE at Pearcy Angus Ranch

Lindsay Lowe
PAR Intern from Pavilion, New York
Lindsay Lowe, PAR Intern from Pavilion, New Yor

“The best way to learn is by getting your hands dirty and actually doing the work. A ranch internship has been a great opportunity to apply everything I learned in a classroom. This experience has allowed me to grow individually and professionally. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and have discovered how strong I really am. I have been able to try new things in a safe environment with support and encouragement from experienced people that I trust and respect. These are real life skills that I can take with me and use daily in my future. This internship has been a great transition from student to professional adult. I now feel more confident and prepared for a career in the agriculture industry.”

2023 PAR Internship Experience with Lindsay Lowe