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Kentucky Equine Spring Internship 


Kentucky Equine Spring Breeding & Reproduction Internship

Lexington, KY

DEADLINE -  October 31, 2019


The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a career in the field of equine management. KEMI offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled for academic credit through a sponsoring college or university, or for recent graduates of such institutions.

Position Description

Through the internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm. Aside from farm commitments, students are introduced into a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession. During the first week of the course, students participate in Orientation activities as a group. After the first week, students are employed full-time by participating farms where they become familiar with the day-to-day management of horses on commercial thoroughbred farms.


  • Completed atleast 2 years of college curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Previous hands-on experience in the equine industry
  • A strong work ethic and personal character and be dependable 


Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A 

Start Date: January 6, 2020

End Date: June 5, 2020

Days Off: N/A


Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • Original Official Transcripts 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendations
  • Application Fee ($35)

Additional Information 

  • Letters must be written on letterhead and/or have the appropriate contact information(authors name, company or business, mailing address, phone number, and email address) MUST BE SIGNED
  • These letters must be the ORIGINAL letter, they should be specifically written for the applicant for this internship
  • Letters of Recommendation cannot arrive seperately from the application form and cannot be emailed 
  • Letters must include the authors credential(why they are an appropriate person to submit a letter on behalf on the applicant) and the authors relationship to the applicant
  • Letters should address the applicants suitability for the internship including academic achievement, personal character, and horse-handling experience.
  • Do not staple papers together, paperclips are acceptable
  • Do not submit application in a folder/binder
  • All applicants will receive an email when applicatio has arrived and been processed



4079 E. Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511


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