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Equest Internship Program- Types of Internships
Equest provides a variety of internships centered around the Therapeutic Riding Industry. The hands on experience in the fields of non-profit management, business, equine therapy, and related fields offer a wide variety of opportunities for those interested in learning. We offer internships ranging from several days to many months, depending on the objectives of the intern and provide housing and riding opportunities if needed.
Therapeutic Riding Program Internship
Prerequisite Skills: None needed for general Program Interns.
Description: The program intern duties will focus on the varied aspects of the therapeutic riding program. Assisting with therapy classes, horses and with the administration of the program, including supervising volunteers, special events and facility needs.
Supervisor: Head Instructor
Therapeutic Riding Instructor Internship
Prerequisite Skills: Candidates for the Therapeutic Riding Instructor Internship should have equestrian experience and submit a resume for consideration.
Description: Interns will assist the instructors in the implementation of the therapeutic riding classes and/or Hippotherapy. They may also be assigned to helping with related duties, such as administrative tasks, special events and competitions.
Supervisor: Riding Instructors and/or Program Director
Therapeutic Riding Administrative Internship
Prerequisite Skills: Experience with data entry, website and social media and Microsoft office a plus.
Description: Interns will assist the administrative office with marketing, public relations, community outreach and special events. Interns are required to go through volunteer training and may be assigned to helping volunteer with riders.
Supervisor: Administrative Assistant
Therapeutic Riding Stable Management Internship
Prerequisite Skills: Candidates for the Therapeutic Riding Instructor Interns should have equine experience and submit a resume for consideration.
Description: These interns will assist the stable manager with daily barn maintenance, feeding, horse evaluations, and veterinary care of our therapeutic horses.
Supervisor: Stable Manager
Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Director Internship
Prerequisite Skills: None are needed for general Volunteer Interns, but computer skills, specifically with Microsoft office and data entry.
Description: Assisting the Volunteer Director with recruiting, scheduling, training, notifications and confirmation of class assignments, maintaining paperwork and files, helping with special events and trainings, and implementation of volunteers in the program. There will be times when help is needed during lessons and the intern will fill in as a volunteer.
Supervisor: Volunteer Director
Therapeutic Riding Development Intern
Prerequisite Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and creativity for graphic designs are preferred. Candidates for the Development Internship should submit a resume for consideration.
Description: These interns will assist the Director of Development with outreach of potential donors, donor related materials and programs, special event planning, donor recognition and generally helping out as needed.
Supervisor: Director of Development