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Texas Rural Internship Program - Center for Rural Studies

2013 TRIP Interns at the Texas Department of Agriculture Headquarters in Austin, Texas.
From left to right: Rick Rhodes (TDA), Becky Dempsey (TDA), Victoria Orsak, David Bessette, Keldon Shepherd, Ednisha Peel, Matthew Trader, Lindsey Bushnell, Diana Alvarado (TDA), and Michael West (TDA). Also a 2013 intern but not pictured is Sir James Offord II.


Click here to view a video about the Texas Rural Internship Program

Click here to view past Texas Rural Internship Alumni videos, PowerPoint presentations, and testimonials.


Internship Program Gives Student a Taste of Rural Life

The Texas Rural Internship Program is a joint initiative between the Center for Rural Studies and the Texas Department of Agriculture. This is the second year for the program. Lindsay Byrd, one of eight students, participated in the program this year. Byrd's experience in Levelland is featured here.


2012 TRIP

From left to right: Courtney Hoffman (Austin, TX), Erica Alexander, Elizabeth Russell, Taylor Aschermann, Gene Theodori (SHSU), Lauren Novak, Rick Rhodes (TDA), and Cheryl Hudec (SHSU).


2011 TRIP

Texas Rural Challenge 2011, San Marcos, Texas Pictured here are two of SHSU's Rural Interns, Kayla Clark and Kamesha Walker. Also pictured are Cheryl Hudec, Associate Director of the Center, Gene Theodori, Director of the Center, and Rick Rhodes, Assistant Commissioner for Texas Department of Agriculture's Rural Economic Development division.


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