Internships

Equine Scholars with horsesStudents in the Equine Scholars Program participate in a wide variety of internships that relate to both their interest in horses and their chosen major or career path. We work diligently with the student and horse industry to find the internship opportunity that’s right for each person. Internships can be paid, for class credit, resume enhancement, or a combination of the three.
Several examples of internships are listed below:

Pre-Vet

Business Management

Finance

  • Internship at one of the Central Kentucky banks that have an equine lending department
  • Job shadowing an equine lender at one of the Keeneland or Fasig-Tipton horse sales
  • Internship or job shadowing opportunity with the CFO of a large farm, veterinary clinic or equine organization
  • Internship at the Kentucky Horse Park or one of the many equine organizations housed on their property

International Studies

  • Internship or job shadowing at one of the many Central Kentucky farms that conduct worldwide business
  • Internship or job shadowing with a bloodstock agent or international level rider
  • Internship or job shadowing at one of the Lexington sales companies

Communications

We can also help students find internship opportunities outside of Central Kentucky or working-student opportunities, which are more hands-on with the horses, at training and rehabilitation facilities.

Seminars and EventsIMG_5333

Through seminars, workshops, events and internships, each Scholar is introduced to the vast spectrum of the equine industry. This includes people, related occupations, programs and more. Academic credit for internships may be considered for approval on an individual basis.

Examples of recent seminars and events

  • Lecture by Anna Morgan Ford, adoption manager and director of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, on how equine nonprofits are run
  • In-depth tour of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, including viewings of breeding barns and operation room prep
  • Behind-the-scenes course walk of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, given by course builder Mick Costello
  • Equine massage demonstration by Georgetown College and Equine Scholars Program graduate Jennifer Oliver, owner of Central Kentucky Equine Massage Therapy
  • Guest speaker Joe Martinolich, principal and director for equine facilities design and co-owner of CMW, Inc., a local Lexington architectural firm
  • Field trip to the International Museum of the Horse, with personal tour given by director Bill Cooke
  • Lecture by Nikki Wahl-Seto, equine product specialist with Standard Process, on her job as a rep for the equine division of this company
  • Tour of the new indoor facility at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, where Ann Cothran, a 2010 Equine Scholars Program graduate, is employed
  • Vaulting demonstration and lesson by Bree Krebel of Bluegrass Vaulting
  • There’s too many to write about! Be sure to check out our Out and About section to see the breakdown of what we have done by semester