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AHP Student Internship Listings

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AHP PARTICIPATING MEMBERS INTERNSHIPS OFFERED
AIM Equine Network Sales and Marketing
American Competitive Trail Horse Association Editorial, Production, Circulation, Advertising, Art Department, Marketing, Social Media
Marketing and Promotions
Graphics, Public Relations and Marketing, Performance, Publications
Marketing and Publications
Communications
Editorial, Production, Sales, Circulation, Art Department, Marketing
Editorial, Circulation and Distribution, Production, Photography, Graphic Design, Advertising Sales, Marketing
Editorial, Advertising, Layout/Design, Member Services
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Editorial
Editorial
Marketing including print, web, PR, multimedia
Editorial
Equine Land Conservation Resource Editorial, Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning
Internet
Editorial, Agricultural, Animal Law, and Organizational Management
Advertising Sales, Marketing, Writing and Design
Production and Marketing
Press Release Writer
Editorial, Marketing/Social Media
Marketing
Editorial, Social Media, Marketing
Media Marketing, Internet Marketing, Editorial, Graphic Design
Phelps Media Group International Dressage
Social Media, Editorial, Production (Website and Magazine) and Marketing
Editorial, Art Department
A little bit of everything
Internships vary. They may take place at any time of the year and for various durations. Contact Quarter Horse News for specific needs and availability.
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Denver, Colorado

Marketing, social media, editorial

Editorial, Blogs, Facebook
Editorial
The High School Equestrian’s Guide to College Riding/College Riding 101 Editorial and Event
One unpaid editorial internship available three times per year; student usually gets college credit
Editorial, Marketing
The Saratoga Special

Editorial

Administrative Assistant to Marketing Director
Editorial, Production/Art Department, Website

Marketing, Graphic Design, Content Development, Video Creation and Development

American Horse Publications Student Internship Listings

Interns must apply to the individual AHP member, and each participating AHP member will choose its own interns based on its needs and the intern’s completed application package.

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AIM Equine Network
Publisher of American Cowboy, Discover Horses, Dressage Today, EquiManagement, EQUUS, Horse&Rider, Practical Horseman, Spin to Win Rodeo, The Trail Rider, www.EquiSearch.com, www.Equine.com,  www.DiscoverHorses.com, www.MyHorseDaily.com,  www.HitchUpMagazine.com, HorseBooksEtc.com
Internships offered: Sales and Marketing
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat. Good communication and research skills. Knowledge of horses a plus
Duties: Participate in day-to-day activities of the marketing and sales departments including developing sales tools, competitive tracking, trade shows, photo research, general administrative duties. Some writing and/or proofreading may be required.
Compensation: College Credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Cover letter, résumé, clips, work samples
Contact:
Kathy Dando, Associate Publisher
4811 Jonestown Road, Ste. 229
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 303-3790 Ext. 1003
Fax: (717) 303-3810
E-mail: kathy.dando@equinetwork.com

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American Competitive Trail Horse Association
A sport trail riding organization with obstacles…hundreds of events nationally. Extreme growth, very fast moving. Openings available in Texas, Florida, Virginia, Connecticut and California.
Internships offered: All positions open. Each department has openings for interns: editorial, productions, circulation, advertising, art department, marketing, social media
Availability/Duration: Flexible
Requirements: Helpful but not required. Passion for the cause is the most important. See www.actha.us
Duties: Data processing, creative writing, layout design, all in an assistant learning role. Market analysis, “crunching” numbers, sales assistance, customer service, accounting
Compensation: None to minimal depending on qualifications
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, work samples, references, clips
Contact: Tom Scrima
637 Soda Creek Road
Spicewood, TX  78669
Phone: (830) 693-2065
E-mail: tom@actha.us

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American Miniature Horse Association
Non-profit American Miniature horse registry
Internships offered: Marketing and Promotions
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Knowledge of social media, good writing and research skills, course related to Marketing/Public Relations/Communications. Knowledge of equine and/or equine industry a plus.
Duties: Assist with marketing, write press releases, manage Facebook pages, event planning, create and manage e-mail newsletter, research, some data entry, assist Editor with duties related to Miniature Horse World magazine
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, writing samples, references to include college professors
Contact: Stephanie Haselwander
5601 South Interstate 35W
Alvarado, TX 76002
Phone: (817) 783-5600 ext. 318
Fax: (817) 783-6403
E-mail: stephanie@amha.org

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American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed registry, located in the heart of horse country, Fort Worth, Texas. The association offers several paid publications internships each year to college juniors, seniors or recent graduates who have an interest in promoting Paint Horses and their people, as well as learning the ins and outs of working at a breed association.

Publications
Our readers are the ultimate fans of Paint Horses, and their interests cover all aspects of Paints’ versatility. Our members trail ride, compete, race, train, breed, and show in a myriad of disciplines, including English, Western, dressage, jumping, reining, speed events and more. APHA’s publications are diverse, giving interns the opportunity to stretch their horse knowledge, explore new avenues and generate tons of clips and published pieces ideal for a professional portfolio. Learn about the publications below—or better yet, pick up the magazines to review before your internship interview!

Paint Horse Journal
The official monthly publication of APHA for more than 45 years, the Paint Horse Journal has long been recognized as the horseman’s source for industry topics. Recently honored with the American Horse Publications’ General Excellence Award, the Journal highlights the versatility, athleticism and uniqueness of the American Paint Horse and the people who love them. Accompanied by stunning photography, the Journal features a wide variety of articles and topics. Catch up on the latest show circuit news, learn relevant veterinary concepts, meet reigning Paint Horse champions, and take home tips from how-to training articles. Don’t miss an issue—the Journal offers something for every horseman. Delve into Paint Horse history or focus on Youth-friendly content in the J-Zone section. Discover new trails to explore in the “Great Rides” column, meet outstanding AjPHA and APHA members or find an upcoming APHA-approved event in your area. For all things Paint Horse, the Journal is your go-to source.

Chrome

Celebrating a life as unique as the Paint Horse, Chrome is APHA’s quarterly Western lifestyle magazine distributed to all APHA members. “Chrome” is commonly used to describe the flashy white markings that make a Paint Horse stand out over any other breed. Standing on the pillars of Spirit, Attitude, Culture and Place, Chrome features stunning photography and insightful stories that will remind people why they fell in love with the Paint Horse breed in the first place. No two Paints are alike, and neither are the people who love them.

Flash

If heart-thumping, hoof-pounding action is more your speed, Flash is customized to fit your  lifestyle. Published quarterly, Flash celebrates fast, athletic horses that excel in timed competitions—racing, barrel racing, roping, mounted shooting, team penning and moreand the lifestyle that accompanies these events.
Availability/Duration: Summer (May–August), fall (September–December) and spring (January–May). Specific dates may be modified to fit the intern’s needs.
Requirements: Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates ready to make a difference at an equine publication. Applicants should be majoring in journalism, agricultural journalism or a related field, and should possess a strong interest in Paint Horses. Interns should have a desire to learn about breed associations while developing the skills necessary to succeed in the equine publishing industry. Horse knowledge is required. Intern applicants should have strong writing skills, a solid grasp on Associated Press style, grammar and feature writing, and be able to work independently. Candidates should have at least a basic understanding of digital photography and an interest in strengthening their photography skills. Want to go above and beyond? Preference is given to candidates with experience writing for equine publications. The ideal intern is a self-motivated, creative thinker who has a true passion for the Paint Horse industry. Responsibility, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines are paramount. 
Duties: The publications intern works in the Editorial Department, but also collaborates with APHA marketing, graphics, media and performance staff. The intern is responsible for assisting staff in the production of APHA’s three publications: the Paint Horse Journal, Chrome and Flash. Primary duties include writing feature articles, monthly editorial columns, press releases, photography and producing daily news items for the web during events like the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, the APHA Open and Amateur World Championship Show, APHA Convention and APHA Workshop.
Include with application: Resume, current references, cover letter, at least three news or feature writing samples, at least three photography samples, a personal essay at least 500 words.

Public Relations and Marketing
Internships offered: Public Relations and Marketing
Availability/Duration: Summer (May–August), fall (September–December) and spring (January–May).  Specific dates may be modified to fit the intern’s needs.
Requirements: Major in journalism, agriculture communications/journalism, marketing, public relations or related field.
Duties: Write and disseminate daily press releases, assist in implementing a media marketing plan for the APHA World Shows, write hometown world champion press releases to disseminate, develop and maintain a list of media contacts, assist with social media efforts, in-house ads and collateral materials, miscellaneous marketing materials and various other tasks.
To Apply: Cover letter stating why you would like to intern at APHA, resume, writing samples of press releases and other relevant information

Performance
Internships Offered: Performance Department/World Show Internship. Two positions offered in the summer and one in the spring and fall.
Availability/Duration: Summer (May–August), fall (September–December) and spring (January–May).  Specific dates may be modified to fit the intern’s needs.
Requirements: Seeking individuals majoring in animal science, equine science, agribusiness or related field who desires to learn more about breed associations and develop skills to work within the horse industry.
Duties: Encompasses a wide variety of duties and projects related to the planning, coordinating and management of APHA’s two World Championship Shows as well as other related performance department programs and activities. Duties will include, but not be limited to, assistance with the Youth World Show (summer) or Open and Amateur World Show (fall) activities, award preparation and distribution, facility arrangements, show scheduling and event coordination.  
To Apply: Cover letter stating why you would like to intern at APHA and resume.

For all APHA Internships:

Compensation: $1,200 per month, college credit
Housing and Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. APHA is located in northeast Fort Worth, and public transportation is not available. The APHA World Championship Show and AjPHA Youth World Championship Show take place about 10 miles from APHA headquarters. APHA staff can assist the intern with finding available housing in the area.
Deadlines and Contact Information: Resumes must be received no later than February 1 for summer internships, April 15 for fall internship and September 15 for spring internships. All materials for the above internships should be sent to APHA, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX, 76161-0023 or fax them to (817) 222-6419. Please call (817) 834-2742 to confirm receipt of faxed materials only.

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American Quarter Horse Association/AQHA Publications
AQHA is the world’s largest equine breed registry association, internationally headquartered in Amarillo, Texas.

Marketing

Internships offered: AQHA Marketing and Publicity Internship
Availability/Duration: Each semester
Requirements:  College student. Knowledge of the horse industry a plus.
Duties: Write press releases, assist with event planning and marketing, assist with media relations, create press packets, write speeches.
Compensation: Hourly wage
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, cover letter. Writing samples are helpful.
Contact:  Landi Campbell
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104
Phone: (806) 376-4811
Fax: (806) 378-4757
E-mail: lcampbell@aqha.org

Publications
Internships offered: AQHA Online Communications and Publications Internship
Availability/Duration: Each semester
Requirements:  College student. Knowledge of the horse industry a plus.
Duties: Manage americashorsedaily.com, create blog posts and email newsletters, assist Journal with articles and event coverage.
Compensation: Hourly wage
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, cover letter. Writing samples are helpful.
Contact: Jody Reynolds
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104
Phone: (806) 376-4811
Fax: (806) 378-4757
E-mail: jreynolds@aqha.org

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Breyer Animal Creations
Maker of the world’s finest model horses; publisher of the annual Just About Horses magazine and BreyerHorses.com
Internships offered: Communications
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Familiar with Microsoft Office, Social Media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Hootsuite), web savvy (basic knowledge of HTML helpful), strong writing and organizational skills, equine background and an interest in consumer marketing a plus
Duties: Assist staff members in the marketing & communications department with various duties which may include: writing articles for BreyerHorses.com, developing content for the website, social media, events and public relations programs. Candidates must be local to our Pequannock, NJ office. No telecommuting.
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Cover letter, résumé, three published clips and/or writing samples, and a brief overview of your horse experience
Contact: Kathleen Fallon or Jessica Bourgeois
14 Industrial Road
Pequannock, NJ  07440
Phone: (973) 694-5006
Fax: (973) 694-5213
E-mail: kfallon@reevesintl.com or jbourgeois@reevesintl.com

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California Riding Magazine/Riding Publications, Inc.
Monthly regional publication and annual California Horsemen’s Directory
Internships offered: Editorial, Production, Sales, Circulation, Art Department, Marketing
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Positive attitude
Duties: Negotiable
Compensation: None
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé and work samples
Contact: Cheryl Erpelding
P. O. Box 893640
Temecula, CA 92589
Phone: (888) 272-0472, (619) 445-4020
Fax: (619) 566-4100
E-mail: cheryl@ridingmagazine.com

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California Thoroughbred
Official monthly publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA)
Internships offered: Editorial, Circulation and Distribution, Production, Photography, Graphic Design, Advertising Sales, Marketing
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: College students seeking a career in the Thoroughbred breeding/racing industry and/or the publishing industry
Duties: Various
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, work samples, references
Contact: Rudi Groothedde
P. O. Box 60018
Arcadia, CA 91066-6018
Phone: (626) 445-7800
Fax: (626) 445-6981
E-mail: rudi@ctba.com

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Certified Horsemanship Association
Membership organization that certifies riding instructors and equine facility managers, accredits equine facilities and produces educational horsemanship DVDs, manuals and events.
Internships offered: Editorial, Advertising, Layout/Design, Member Services
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Junior or senior in college
Duties: Write articles; interview sources, do membership services, data entry, layout and design possible
Compensation: None
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, samples of articles written or design work
Contact: Christy Landwehr
1795 Alysheba Way, Suite 7102
Lexington, KY  40509
Phone: (720) 857-9550
Fax: (303) 341-4597
E-mail: clandwehr@cha-ahse.org

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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Begun in 1896, Devon is the oldest, and largest, outdoor multi-discipline horse show in the country featuring Hunters, Jumpers, Coaching/Driving, Saddlebreds and Hackneys.
Internships offered: Editorial
Availability/Duration: 2 weeks – 1 month
Requirements: Candidate should be pursuing a degree in English or Journalism, possess good verbal communication skills, and be a responsible self-starter. Strong knowledge of one or more of the Devon disciplines a must. Ability to use Constant  Contact a plus. Internship dates are flexible and can be from May 1- June 1, or May 19 – June 1.
Duties: The intern will be part of the press team at Devon. We issue press releases and e-newsletters on a predetermined schedule leading up to the show and daily during the show. The reach is over 12,000 individual subscribers, including national equestrian media. Duties will include covering classes, interviewing riders, trainers, etc., brainstorming and writing additional stories, and assisting with general press box duties as needed.
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, writing pieces and references.
Contact: Mimi Killian
P.O. Box 865
Devon, PA  19333
Phone: (610) 964-0550, Ext. 222
E-mail: mimi@devonhorseshow.org

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Dressage Today
Monthly magazine
Internships offered: Editorial
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Applicants must be students at a college or university that is willing to offer credits for the internship; Journalism or like majors encouraged
Duties: The internship provides the experience of being an employee at the magazine. The person who comes on board will need to step up and work hard to assist with all aspects of the business—assembling text and photos, proofreading, making changes to electronic files, organizing electronic information, physical filing and organizing, mailing complimentary copies of the magazine, helping subscribers locate articles, etc. He or she will also have writing assignments as appropriate.
Compensation: College credit only
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé and cover letter
Contact: Jennifer Mellace
656 Quince Orchard Rd., Suite 600
Gaithersburg, MD 21770
E-mail: jmellace@aimmedia.com

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EquestriSol, LLC
Equestrian marketing solutions
Internships offered: Marketing including print, web, PR, multimedia
Availability/Duration:
Year-round and/or Summer
Duties: From administrative to creative and all in between
Compensation: Open for discussion
Housing provided: No, will assist in finding.
Include with application: Anything that illustrates who you are
Contact: Jackie McFarland
Lexington and Los Angeles
Contact for mailing address
Phone: (310) 930-2744
E-mail: info@equestrisol.com

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Equine Journal
All-breed, all-discipline monthly magazine
Internships offered: Editorial
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: English/Journalism majors with horse knowledge
Duties: Support editorial staff, cover events, and write articles, etc.
Compensation: Yes
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, clips, references.
Contact: Kelly Ballou
Equine Journal
83 Leicester Street
North Oxford, MA 01537
Phone: (508) 987-5886
Fax: (508) 987-5887
E-mail: editorial@equinejournal.com

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Equine Land Conservation Resource
Non-profit dedicated to keep land open and accessible to horses and horse-related uses
Internships offered: Editorial, Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning
Availability/Duration: Summer, Spring/Fall
Requirements: Introductory marketing class, experience editing content for a range of uses
Duties: Edit and review articles and other documents, research and author articles for website and for publication, prepare press releases and social media communications, plan and staff promotional events, support a multi-pronged marketing strategy with hands-on work and engagement, bring creative ideas to marketing strategy and approach
Compensation: College Credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Writing samples, résumé and clips, if available
Contact: Holley Groshek
4037 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 120
Lexington, KY  40511
Phone: (859) 455-8383
Fax: (859) 455-8381
E-mail: hgroshek@elcr.org

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EquiSearch.com
Award-winning website for horse owners and enthusiasts produced by the Equine Network, publisher of American Cowboy, Dressage Today, EQUUS, Horse&Rider, Horse Journal, Practical Horseman, Spin To Win Rodeo, Trail Rider, Discover Horses, www.Equine.com, www.DiscoverHorses.com,MyHorseDaily.com
Internships offered: Internet
Availability/Duration: Flexible, in Gaithersburg, MD office
Requirements: Web savvy, good organizational abilities, some HTML experience. Knowledge of horses and some HTML experience a plus.
Duties: Assisting with editorial and marketing functions on the site
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Cover letter, résumé, clips/work samples
Contact: Cathy Laws
Equine Network
656 Quince Orchard Rd., Suite 600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: cathylaws@aimmedia.com

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Hoofprints
Equine rescue, rehabilitation, humane society
Internships offered: Editorial, Agricultural, Animal Law and Organizational Management
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Currently enrolled in college with related major
Duties: Varied and major specific; assist with magazine, advertising, marketing, social networking, photography, legal/legislative research, field work; general office work
Compensation: Class credit and/or hourly wage
Housing provided: Yes
Include with application: Résumé, writing samples, references
Contact: Tracy A. McGonigle, Esq.
Executive Director
Hooved Animal Humane Society
10804 McConnell Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: (815) 337-5563
Fax: (815) 337-5569

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Horsecity.com
Keeping the Horse World Connected / All-breed, all-discipline equine website
Internships offered: Advertising Sales, Digital and Email Marketing
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Interest in advertising and marketing
Duties: Advertising sales, marketing, digital and email marketing
Compensation: None
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé
Contact: Sonny Williams
Editor – Horsecity.com
2112 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 569-7149
E-mail: sonny.williams@cowboypublishing.com

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HRTV
Multi-Platform (cable, satellite TV and online) video network dedicated to all things horse sports.
Internships offered:  Production and Marketing
For more information check out www.hrtv.com
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Knowledge of horse sports such as Thoroughbred Racing, English and Western horse sports
Duties: Production: Assist in live and produced television content; Marketing: Assist and coordinate social media plans and posts, media buys and other projects as assigned.
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, references, clips of previous work (if applicable)
Contact: Constance Marshall
285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA  91007
Phone: (626) 254-1390
E-mail: constance.marshall@hrtv.com

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LEG UP News
Online PR publication distributed through email and the web several times per month
Internships offered:Press Release Writer
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Applicants should have a basic command of English language and grammar. Horse experience or knowledge required; hunter/jumper a plus. No previous experience is necessary. Must be willing to learn and be open to feedback.
Duties: Conducting interviews and writing profiles or other articles. May be asked to attend horse shows to perform interviews and write about them, depending on location. Will be asked to perform other minor writing related tasks as needed.
Compensation: None. Letter of recommendation after six months of satisfactory service. Horse show credit available at LEG shows, depending on location. May become eligible for stipend with continued satisfactory work.
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Writing sample: write a one-page article about yourself in the third person, preferably about your life with horses. Please apply via email. Include location and contact information.
Contact: Jennifer Walker
Phone: (916) 671-9637
E-mail: jennifer@legupnews.com

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Lessiter Publications/American Farriers Journal
Lessiter Publications is based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Our titles and websites cover agriculture and the equine industry. American Farriers Journal is published 8 times a year.
Internships offered: Editorial and Marketing/Social Media
Availability/Duration: Summer, Spring/Fall
Requirements: Preferred majors: journalism, English, communications and marketing. Candidates should possess strong editing and writing skills, have familiarity with the AP Style Guide, have experience with contemporary blog content management systems, Facebook, Twitter, InCopy and PhotoShop.
Duties: The intern will proof copy, publish Web content, manage social media projects and provide other assistance to editors. The internship will also provide the individual with a few opportunities to obtain writing clips in national magazines. This successful candidate will be a journalism major, possess strong editing and writing skills, as well as familiarity with contemporary blog content management systems, Facebook, Twitter InCopy and PhotoShop. Must have the ability to follow direction and work independently.
Compensation: Hourly wage
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, work samples/clips, references if available
Contact: Kim Schmidt
225 Regency Ct.
Brookfield, WI 53008
Phone: (262)782-4480 ext. 431
Fax: (262) 782-1252
E-mail: kschmidt@lesspub.com

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National Reining Horse Association
The National Reining Horse Association’s Marketing & Development Department works with every facet of the reining horse industry from NRHA Professionals and breeders to rookies and youth exhibitors.
Internships offered: Marketing
Availability/Duration: Deadline Oct. 1, term approx. Nov. 25-Dec. 9, 2013 NRHA Futurity & Championship Show; Deadline May 1, term approx. June 16-30, 2014, NRHA Derby (you cannot serve as an intern and compete at either event)
Requirements: Junior and senior-level college students working on Agricultural Communications or Journalism degrees are preferred. The candidate must have his/her own transportation. It is preferred that the candidate has his/her own Mac and have basic knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie and social media. Candidate must be creative, energetic, patient and reliable.
Duties: Assist with management of NRHA media office and write scripts for the show. Assist with distribution of results and creation of news releases. Work with official photographer/videographer to compile results photos/videos for distribution. Assist with show updates on Facebook. Assist with other show functions as needed.
Compensation: Stipend based on length of internship (daily rate of $45/day, plus lodging and reimbursement for travel to and from show). Will assist with college credit.
Housing: Yes
Include with application: Résumé, cover letter and work samples.
Contact: Christa Morris, Sr. Director of Marketing & Development
3000 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
E-mail: cmorris@nrha.com

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Northwest Rider Magazine
Regional monthly all-breed, all-discipline publication providing informational articles and event information for the northwest region.
Internships offered: Editorial, Social Media, Marketing
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Candidate should have a general knowledge of horses and be familiar with horse-related activities and events in the region. Should have basic computer experience and a willingness to learn necessary programs to complete assignments. Must be willing to take direction, have a strong work ethic and be able to complete projects with little or no supervision. Would prefer that candidate live in the Portland Metro area, but position could be a virtual one for the right applicant.
Duties: Creating and updating social media options, reporting on local events or on specific subjects of interest to a broad audience. Data entry, research, assisting with marketing and/or advertising sales.
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Resume with cover letter outlining your reasons for desiring an internship. A work sample would be a plus. Letter of recommendation from an instructor (if desiring college credit)
Contact: Valrey Van Gundy
24495 NE Hwy 240
Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: (503) 537-1008
E-mail: nwrider1@frontier.com

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Palm Partnership Training
World class international equestrian education company:  4 web sites, monthly e-mail newsletter, sales of equestrian education products, equestrian clinics, etc.
Internships offered: Media Marketing, Internet Marketing, Editorial, Graphic Design
Availability/Duration: Internship may be structured to student’s schedule and can be for Summer, Spring/Fall or Year-round, minimum commitment is 3 months. Internship must be completed for credit hours, not as extracurricular.
Requirements: Prefer intern with previous experience/college experience in Internet and Media Marketing, writing, advertising campaigns, graphics, web site development etc., hands on experience with horse care is a plus
Duties:

Compensation: Room and board are provided with possible full or part time employment (hourly wage) upon completion of internship.
Housing provided: Yes
Include with application: Résumé, work samples, references, clips, etc.
Contact: Marie-Frances Davis
Palm Partnership Training
Fox Grove Farm
9445 NW 60th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
Phone: (352) 629-3310
Fax: (352) 629-3470
E-mail: generalinfo@lynnpalm.com
URL: www.lynnpalm.com

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Phelps Media Group International
Public Relations
Internships offered: Dressage Intern
Availability/Duration: Show Season, January - April
Requirements: Horse experience, strong writing skills, photography skills
Duties: Write stories and press releases, photography, interviews, social media and website contribution, attend horse shows and special events
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, two writing samples, two photos
Contact: Sue Weakley
Phelps Media Group
12012 Southshore Blvd., Suite 102
Wellington, FL 33414
Phone: (561) 753-3389
E-mail: skw@phelpsmediagroup.com

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PleasureHorse.com and Show Horse Today Magazine
PleasureHorse.com is one of the largest online equine destinations in the world and has been online since 1998.  Show Horse Today is a digital magazine that was started in Feb 2012 and uses the latest digital technology to bring a premier publication to the phone, iPad and other devices on the go.
Internships offered:Social Media, Editorial, Production (Website and Magazine) and Marketing
Availability/Duration: Flexible with duration based on the right candidates and their schedules
Requirements: We are looking for candidates well-versed and active users of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.  Web design or light development skills are a plus but not required.   Experience in the show ring is also a plus.  Most importantly, we’re looking for bright and talented students with a passion for horses, an outgoing personality, and an interest and comfort in direct communication with our customers and online audience.
Duties: Duties will vary based on experience, interest, and responsibilities assigned.  That said, we are a small team and we expect interns to play important roles and to bring their ideas, assertiveness and work ethic with them.  This is not a “file these papers in a cubicle” type of environment.
Compensation: Will work with your school to provide school credit where reasonable, and will pay an hourly rate for the work performed
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, writing, design, development and/or other work samples, references, URLs of your social media pages
Contact: Joe Zeimentz
PleasureHorse.com
7659 Heather Knoll Lane
Verona, WI 53593
Phone: (888) 641-3998
E-mail: joe@pleasurehorse.com

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Practical Horseman
Monthly 4-color magazine
Internships offered: Editorial, Art Department
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Duties: Editorial tasks include writing, proofreading, researching and compiling information as well as contacting readers, freelance writers and photographers
Compensation: College credit only
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, work samples
Contact: Traci Donatelli, Editorial
Phil Cooper, Art Department
656 Quince Orchard Rd., Ste. #600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: (301) 977-3900
E-mail: practicalhorseman@aimmedia.com

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Press Link PR
Photography, writing, public relations for the horse world
Internships offered: A little bit of everything
Availability/Duration: Flexible on timeline; can be long term or short term
Requirements: Need to be local to Huntington or Farmingdale, LI, NY or meet with me at functions on the road.  Contact me for any updated travel plans.
Duties: I like to give a variety of work. It could be working with photos, writing, pitching, creating a press kit or clips book, assisting me onsite at an event, press releases, or other hands on work depending on your skills
Compensation: None
Housing provided: No. Must be local or meet up with me on the road.
Include with application: Résumé, writing samples, references, photography (if you take pics), knowledge of Quark, PhotoShop, ACDSee, Acrobat, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, etc. (not necessary but just want to know), also your knowledge of social media
Contact: Diana De Rosa
45 Sarah Drive
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: (516) 848-4867
E-mail: dderosa1@optonline.net

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Quarter Horse News
Quarter Horse News is the leading magazine in the Western performance horse industry, which includes the disciplines of cutting, reining and reined cow horse. Quarter Horse News is independently owned and is published twice a month. For more information, see www.quarterhorsenews.com.
Internships offered: Internships vary. They may take place at any time of the year and for various durations. Contact Quarter Horse News for specific needs and availability.
Availability/Duration: Varies with need
Requirements: Interns are expected to have completed, or have nearly completed, a college degree plan. Those seeking internships in editorial are expected to have journalism/English degrees with preference given to those with equine backgrounds. Other departments will require commensurate course work and experience. Previous publications and work experience should be included with résumé.
Duties: Editorial duties include, but are not limited to, writing event coverage, profiles, website updates, newsletter stories, copy editing, travel, candid photography.
Compensation:  College credit.
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Include résumé, work samples, references and other materials deemed relevant to position.
Contact: Teri Lee
2112 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 569-7138
E-mail: teri.lee@cowboypublishing.com

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Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Denver, Colorado
Regional Expo for all horse breeds, disciplines, entertainment and businesses
Internships offered: Marketing, social media, editorial
Availability/Duration: January – March 2014
Requirements: Social Media experience. Desire to learn about event planning and management. Microsoft Office and database management.  Special event experience is a plus.
Duties: Various office responsibilities, writing and making personal contacts with presenters, businesses and vendors, working in the show office and with the media.
Compensation: None
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé and references
Contact: Bill Scebbi, Executive Director
22 S. 4th Ave, 106
Brighton, CO  80601
Phone: (303) 292-4981
E-mail: bill@coloradohorsecouncil.com

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Sidelines Magazine
People Magazine of the horse world. Disciplines include dressage, hunter/jumper, eventing, and polo
Internships offered: Editorial, Blogs, Facebook
Availability/Duration: Spring/Fall, Year-round
Requirements: Equine knowledge needed, journalism and/or previous writing experience preferred. Photojournalist a plus.
Duties: Writing articles, interviewing riders, blogging, posting on Facebook
Compensation: None
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Work samples would be helpful but not a necessity
Contact: Jan Allan
369 Arkansas Trail, P.O. Box 545
Montreat, NC  28757
Phone: (828) 575-3965
Email: editor@sidelinesnews.com

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The Chronicle of the Horse
Weekly news magazine, monthly digital magazine and website covering English riding and horse sports
Internships offered: Editorial
Availability/Duration: Rolling, sessions last 3-6 months
Requirements: In-depth knowledge of horse sports and riders, especially in at least one of our core sports: dressage, eventing and hunter/jumper. Exceptional writing skills. Strong knowledge of our publications. Knowledge of AP Style and photography skills a bonus.  No programming skills required, but familiarity with CMS, basic HTML, Photoshop and other multimedia is helpful. For more information, visit http://www.chronofhorse.com/careers-internships
Duties:  Our interns are treated like staff members, with real duties and responsibilities that vary little from the rest of the staff. Interns are responsible for writing news, features and other content for the Chronicle network. They will also research projects, interview experts, manage and publish online photo galleries and contribute to special projects as needed.  Normal hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some weekends are spent on assignment. This is a competitive program.
Compensation: $7.25/hour or college credit
Housing provided: No. Car required.
Include with application: Résumé, writing sample, cover letter, equestrian background. Emailed applications preferred.
Contact: Mollie Bailey
P. O. Box 46
Middleburg, VA  20118-0046
Phone: (540) 687-4905
E-mail: mbailey@chronofhorse.com

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The High School Equestrian’s Guide to College Riding/College Riding 101
Publications, newsletters, blogs, presentations, lecture and mounted clinics to assist high school equestrians and their parents navigate the college equestrian process. www.collegeriding101.com
Internships offered:Editorial and Event
Availability/Duration: Ongoing
Requirements: Detail oriented, must have access to internet
Duties: Editorial: Great for English or Journalism majors, will write and research for blog and book updates, articles, press releases, etc. Event: Great for detail oriented individual to help coordinate expo applications and event details
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé and references
Contact: Sloane Milstein
P.O. Box 154
Easton, CT 06612
Phone: (203) 683-7006
E-mail: sloane@collegeriding101.com

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The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com
The Horse is an all-breed, all discipline equine education provider for hands-on participants in the horse industry. It will disseminate the latest and most reliable news and information on the health, care, management, and welfare of equids through print and electronic means.
Internships offered: One unpaid editorial internship available three times per year; student usually gets college credit
Availability/Duration: The duration of our internships (3 offered per year) are a semester length (or duration of the summer) if for college credit.
Requirements: The candidate should have practical hands-on horse knowledge and experience and a desire to help owners take better care of their horses. He or she should have taken college-level English, communications, and/or journalism courses. He or she should be comfortable working in Word, Excel, Explorer, and Office, and should be familiar with or willing to learn basic HTML. A preference is given to candidates proficient in Adobe’s Creative Suite (InCopy, InDesign). The candidate should be prepared to work as a team player in a professional office environment. The student, his/her advisor, and the Editor-in-Chief of The Horse agree on the goals and job duties of the student. A minimum of 16 hours per week of work is required.                                   
Duties: Assisting staff members with the flow of editorial copy through the magazine production process, writing, posting content on The Horse.com, assisting with photo selection, online content management, and production of electronic products (such as videos and online live events).
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, work samples, references
Contact:
Stephanie L. Church
The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care
3101 Beaumont Centre Circle
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: (859) 276-6789
Phone: (800) 866-2361 ext. 6789

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TheHorseStudio.com
The International Equestrian Shop, Online Store
Internships offered: Editorial, Marketing
Availability/Duration: Summer and Spring/Fall
Requirements: Background in horsemanship (any discipline) and have completed two years undergraduate study in either PR, marketing and communication, equine studies or a related equine field.
Duties: Editorial content of site, have social marketing skills, e-mail advertising
Compensation: Stipend (possible salary), three month internship
Housing provided: Possibly during summer
Include with application: Résumé, three references, clips if published, two page writing sample , any horse topic
Contact: Nikki Brazier
P.O. Box 404
Stamford, NY 12167
Phone: (800) 986-9491 preferred contact via regular email
E-mail: PRMarketing@TheHorseStudio.com

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The Saratoga Special
Saratoga's daily newspaper on Thoroughbred racing.
Internships offered: Editorial
Availability/Duration: Seasonal during Saratoga racing season (July 18-Sept. 1)
Requirements: Lots of enthusiasm and willingness to learn by doing and not just observing. Knowledge and interest in horse racing and equestrian sports. Solid writing, interviewing and social skills. Proofreading skills and knowledge of AP Style and photography a bonus. Familiarity with CMS, Photoshop, multimedia and social networking is helpful.
Duties:  Interns are regular working members of editorial staff with all responsibilities and opportunities. They represent publication in the mornings for workouts, interview owners, trainers, jockeys and others during mornings and afternoons at the races and contribute in the production process of 5x per week daily newspaper. A summer on The Special is a unique internship and the chance to interact and work alongside many of the racing industry's most prominent players.
Compensation: Stipend and/or college credit
Housing provided: Negotiable.
Include with application: Résumé, writing sample, cover letter, outline your interest in racing. Emailed applications preferred.
Contact: Tom Law
197 Circular St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (859) 396-9407
E-mail: tom@thisishorseracing.com

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Troxel Helmets
Equestrian helmet manufacturer
Internships offered: Administrative Assistant to Marketing Director
Availability/Duration: Year-round, semester work
Requirements: Interest in, and enthusiasm for, the equestrian industry and overall business operations. Ability to multitask, and be versatile in duties given. Microsoft Office Suite experience
Duties: Working on computers, proofing, filing, phone calls, social media, composing emails, participating in company meetings and general discussions (varies with position).
Compensation: College credit
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, cover letter and references
Contact: Karisa Macias
6222 Ferris Square
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 587-7751
Fax: (858) 587-7731
E-mail: kmacias@troxelhelmets.com

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Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association
Nonprofit breed organization serving the Thoroughbred breeding and racing community throughout the Pacific Northwest. Publishers of Washington Thoroughbred and The Oregon Horse magazines, as well as an e-newsletter and website.
Internships offered: Editorial, Production/Art Department, Website
Availability/Duration: Year-round
Requirements: Currently enrolled or have successfully completed a course in journalism, graphic and/or website design, equine studies, agricultural communications and/or equestrian riding programs
Duties:
Editorial: Research, editing, proofreading and writing articles, news items and/or ad copy.
Website: Editing, proofreading and writing articles, new items and/or web page layout and design.
Production/Art Department: Editorial and/or advertising layout and design. Knowledge of InDesign required. Photoshop a plus.
Compensation: College credit (to be arranged by intern). Possible stipend, depending on experience and/or the nature of the assignment.
Housing provided: No
Include with application: Résumé, work samples, references
Contact: M. Anne Sweet, General Manager/Editor
Susan van Dyke, Associate Editor
Washington Thoroughbred
P.O. Box 1499
Auburn, WA 98071-1499
Phone: (253) 288-7878
Fax: (253) 288-7890
E-mail: anne@washingtonthoroughbred.com
or sue@washingtonthoroughbred.com

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Yellow Barn Media
Social media coaching and management/marketing consulting
Internships offered:Marketing, Graphic Design, Content Development, Video Creation and Development
Availability/Duration: Year-round, very flexible internship positions
Requirements: Yellow Barn Media is looking for an intern(s) that would like to learn, grow and be mentored in all aspects of marketing and social media.  We are looking for one or two people who are creative with design and/or marketing ideas.  Also, someone who is positive and wants to learn to grow a business by way of solid relationships and networking.  We are open to selecting 1-2 interns with different skill sets.
Duties: Creating blog content, graphic design, setting up social media posts via Hootsuite, market research, data entry, compile video footage into 2-4 minute clips
Compensation: 3-6 month trial unpaid. Possible opportunity for employment post internship
Housing provided: No, remote internship available
Include with application: Résumé, samples of previous design work, any writing samples
Contact: Jamie Clark-Samples
P.O. Box 444
Fenton, MI 48430
Phone (517) 375-5399
E-mail: jamie@yellowbarnmedia.com

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