The National Society for Experiential Learning defines an internship as a carefully monitored work or volunteer experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning through the experience. Simply put, an internship is on-site work experience related to a student’s career goals or field of interest that is supervised, professional, educational and evaluated. Internships must be related to the industry, have clearly stated learning objectives and consist of more than just routine, repetitive tasks.

Students in the Equine Science and Management program at UK have completed internships from Wyoming to New York, all across Kentucky and around the world. They have worked in equine hospitals, on racetracks and in offices. Internships have varied from positions on breeding farms and in training barns, to helping put on equine-related events. Students have worked with numerous breeds and across disciplines while completing their EQM 399 requirement for graduation.

The Internship Handbook can be downloadedPDF iconhere. Host sites interested in an equine intern can email Savannah Robin.