Internships

To apply for any of the internships listed below, please contact Joan Cutler at jcutler@equest.org or (972) 412-1099, ext. 228.

Equest provides a variety of internships centered around equine-assisted activities and therapies as well as nonprofit administration. For our extended program internships, Equest can provide housing accommodations, if needed.

Jen Donahue, Mary Whisler, Donna Boisfontaine.JPG

Therapeutic Riding Program Internship

Prerequisite Skills: N/A
Description: The program intern duties will focus on the varied aspects of the therapeutic riding program. Interns will assist with therapy classes, horses, and with the administration of the program, including supervising volunteers, special events, and facility needs.

Jen Donahue, Client Sophie Greenberg.JPG

Therapeutic Riding Instructor Internship

Prerequisite Skills: Should have basic 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. Interns may also help with administrative tasks, special events, and competitions.

Administrative Program Internship

Prerequisite Skills: Proficiency in data entry, Microsoft Office, and internet technology a plus.
Description: Interns will assist with administrative office duties. Interns are required to go through volunteer training, and may volunteer with the clients.

 

Therapeutic Riding Stable Management Internship

Prerequisite Skills: Should have equine experience, and must submit a resume for consideration.
Description: Interns will assist the stable manager with daily barn maintenance, feeding, horse evaluations, and veterinary care of our therapy horses.

Volunteer Services Internship

Prerequisite Skills: Proficiency in data entry, Microsoft Office, and internet technology a plus.
Description: Interns will assist the volunteer director with volunteer recruiting, scheduling including confirming class assignments, updating paperwork and files, and helping with special events and volunteer training. There will be times when help is needed during lessons, and the intern will fill in as a volunteer.

Development Office Internship

Prerequisite Skills: Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and high-level computer proficiency - Microsoft Office is required. Candidates for the development internship must submit a resume, and cover letter for consideration.
Description: Interns will assist the development team with donor-related outreach, marketing materials, special events, donor recognition, and other fundraising and communication related activities.