Summer 2017 Equine Internship

I Could Do Great Things Foundation
is offering a
Summer 2017 EQUINE Internship
Camden Training Center, Camden, South Carolina.

Open to all University of Delaware students.

Our summer internship program offers you a paid ($500/week), 10-week opportunity, including housing, to introduce you to the world of Thoroughbred race horses.  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 process of chiropractor, 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 see:  http://www.camdentrainingcenter.com/index.html

Requirements:                

  • 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

To apply:  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 asbiddle@udel.edu  by March 10.  A decision will be made by March 24.

Note:  In order for this internship to meet with DLE requirement, students must register for ANFS 464.  You can speak to an academic advisor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences about ANFS 464. However, if you do not need DLE or do not want “credit” for the experience, you can just include the experience in your professional resume.