Student Summer Internships

The American Horse Council (AHC) is currently seeking student interns for the Summer 2024 (May – August) session. Most internships can be completed remotely, but opportunities are also available for students wishing to experience government affairs activities in person in Washington, D.C. All projects are coordinated by AHC staff and are limited to 12-week terms. Students may choose to receive course credit or a financial stipend (up to $125 per week, dependent on agreed upon project commitment). Project commitments typically range from 10-20 hours per week. The AHC is also able to accommodate thesis projects and other student lead research academic credit needs.

Students participating in AHC internships gain experience in the larger equine industry through exposure to association involvement in active government affairs and regulatory issues at the Federal level and introduction to the immense range of industry stakeholders. Interns are invited to attend virtual staff meetings to understand active and future AHC initiatives outside of their direct project as well as general association operations.

Students do not need horse experience to apply. Projects listed for student involvement are not necessarily comprehensive of all available opportunities. Students are encouraged to reach out to the AHC if they have a related interest that is not specifically listed. This would include students interested in advocacy and political science, equine welfare, and other industry related topics.

Potential Internship Positions:

SEO Project Internship
The AHC maintains an active and constantly updating website. The website is a key component to how the AHC communicates current issues and events to members and stakeholders. Search engine optimization (SEO) is needed to improve the appearance and positioning of web pages in organic search results. Interns should have experience with SEO and YOAST. This project may be done remotely.

Congressional Fly-In Support Internship
Each year as part of its Annual Conference, the AHC coordinates congressional office and federal agency visits for attendees. This position will work closely with the AHC Government Affairs and Regulatory staff to schedule meetings and, using information collected from the attendee’s registration forms, put together teams to meet with congressional and federal agency staff. Intern will also research and prepare issue briefings. This individual may work remotely but must be located in the D.C. area and attend the AHC Conference June 9-12, 2024.

For more information and or to apply contact Julie Broadway, AHC President, at


The American Horse Council (AHC) is a Washington-based advocacy organization that represents individual members and over 130 equine organizations before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. AHC member organizations include breed registries, national and state equine associations, state horse councils, recreational associations, and organizations representing racetracks, equestrians, horse shows, veterinarians, farriers, rodeos, and other equine-related stakeholders.

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