Paid Internship in Equine Management
- Location: Camden Training Center in Camden, South Carolina
- Focus: Barn management and daily care and training of young thoroughbreds
- Eligibility: Open to all college students
- Deadline: March 1, 2020
Our summer internship program offers you a paid ($500/week), 10-week opportunity, including housing, to introduce you to the world of Thoroughbred race horsing. You will work with racehorses from renowned stables, including the The Elkstone Group. Your internship will be primarily focused on barn management, and daily care and training of young Thoroughbred (and some Warmblood) horses.
Through this you will learn a variety of general horsemanship skills that are not limited to just the racing industry. Daily activities will include but are not limited to; feeding, grooming, tacking and bathing of horses, mucking of stalls and filling water buckets, and some riding.
Your work day begins early in the morning (think sunrise) and ends in mid-afternoon. We have Sundays off. During your stay you will also be able to attend a yearling sale in Kentucky. As part of this internship you will have opportunities to shadow multiple veterinarians that work on the Camden Training Center premises, as well as learn about the practice of chiropractic, physical therapy and massage on horses.
The internship is located at the Camden Training Center, in Camden, South Carolina. The training center sits on 360 breathtaking acres and offers a one-mile dirt track, 7/8 mile turf course and a half-mile secondary track as well as polo fields and a variety of trails. For more information please visit the Camden Training Center website.
- Ability to begin internship within 1-2 weeks of the end of school semester
- A desire to work hard and learn
- Open to new ideas and practices for managing horses
- Interest in the Thoroughbred racing industry
- Some equine experience required, although it does not have to be extensive
- A full report summarizing your experiences at the end of the internship
Send a 1-page resume AND a 1-page statement that includes:
- A short summary of your equine experience
- How the internship will contribute to your professional development
- How you will contribute to the internship program (what will the trainer and barn staff remember you for)
- These two pages should be incorporated into ONE document – send only one file –not two files
Email the above in a single (2-page) PDF document file to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2020.
For University of Delaware students only:
This internship can earn up to 3 Discovery Learning Credits (optional).
Note: In order for this internship to meet DLE requirement, students must register for ANFS 464.
If you opt out of “credit” for the experience, you can just include the experience in your professional resume.