“I had a fantastic experience as an intern at the American Horse Council. I learned so much about the horse industry and legislation during my week in the AHC office. I was extremely lucky to attend a meeting on Capitol Hill at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. This meeting really showed me how hard the horse industry works to make their voice heard, and to make sure that they are fairly represented. My week at AHC was filled with great experiences and I am very grateful to have had this amazing opportunity to explore my interests and learn more about how national horse industry advocacy works.” – Holden Rafey, First AHC Intern

The AHC is pleased to announce three new student internships to go along with our Student Membership. While it is not required that the student is a member of the AHC, it is strongly encouraged as we would like the student to be able to see the relationship between the work that the AHC does, and the information that is sent out to all members.

The three internships available are:

1) Offered up to 4 times per year:

  • 1 or 2-week shadowing program- student would come to DC and spend 2 days with each AHC staff member to get acquainted with our roles & responsibilities
  • Gain a broader understanding of the AHC with a focus on expanding students knowledge and expertise
  • Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $125/week available to offset expenses
  • Open to high school and college students

2) Offered up to 2 times per year:

  • 1 or 2-month internship- student would come to DC and after getting acquainted with AHC, conduct a research project and write a white paper on a specific topic of interest (This would be done for academic credit and research project would be pre-approved by student advisor)
  • Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses 
  • Open to college students

 

3) Available by request, based on circumstances:

  • Semester internship*- student would come to DC; includes “shadowing” program and conduct a research project and write a white paper on a specific topic
  • Ideally assist with Annual AHC meeting (June)
  • Done for academic credit and experience
  • Transportation and housing not included; Stipend of $500/month* available to offset expenses 
  • Open to college students

*Semester indicates maximum of 12 weeks or 3 months; Maximum stipend of $1,500

To apply for an internship, please fill out the Internship application form, and email to afurst@horsecouncil.org. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AHC directly.