HHYF Internships

As part of its educational mission, HHYF is proud to offer the opportunity to link highly-motivated young adults with harness racing’s top professionals, allowing them to experience first-hand the realities, responsibilities and requirements of our sport. Participants must apply to HHYF to be considered for selection and may select individuals in their (okay since participants is plural) area of interest, which may include driving, training, farm management and racetrack management. Other areas of interest may also be available.

E-mail your letter of interest to Executive Director Ellen Taylor, [email protected]


Download Application Here

Desired Intern/Assistant Qualifications: Seeking dedicated individual to serve as assistant in camp program. Must have love of horses (experience with Standardbreds preferred) as well as love of kids. Should be willing to work hard and team player.

Transportation: Provided during season.

Meals: Provided during season.

Accommodations: Provided during season.

Compensation: Discussed at time of interview.

Duration/Time Commitment of Internship: Approximate length of internship: June 1 to August 15. 40 to 60 hours per week depending on travel schedule.

Duties: Assist with all aspects of summer program including teaching kids, training horses, and driving truck/trailer to various

Application Deadline: All applications and attachments should be returned no later than March 1.

Additional Instructions: All application material should be typed.


Outside Internships

HHYF provides these listings as a service and is not connected or affiliated with these opportunities.

American Horse Publications

The AHP Student Internship Program is designed specifically for college students who have an interest in horses and seek a career in equine publishing. This program offers opportunities for students to work at equine publications and businesses throughout the country and the opportunity for AHP members to utilize the talents of students with an interest in equine publishing. For full information, go to


Allerage Farms Internship

This internship opportunity from Allerage Farms is for students who are in the last year of completing or have recently completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline. The internship will provide advanced training in breeding farm procedures and management techniques for individuals intending to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry.
There is potential for future full time employment based on performance and qualifications, as well as opportunities in Harness Racing and Standardbred industry. The internship is in one year in duration beginning either January 1 or July 1. Salary of $400.00/week and on-site housing including all utilities  provided. Deadlines are May 1 for July and December 1 for January.

If you are interested in the internship opportunity, more information can be received by contacting: Marta Piotrow, M.S., Breeding & Yearling Manager, 267-885-7615

Those interested in applying can email or mail resumes with a cover letter to:

[email protected]

Or to:

Ashleigh Bennett
135 Allerage Way
Sayre, PA 18840

For additional farm information please visit our website:


Diamond Creek Farm

Diamond Creek offers short-term Externships. Details here.


Exciting opportunity for college students looking to break into the equine industry!
Foaling Internship: January 2018-June 2018
Summer Internship: May 2018-August 2018
Responsibilities, included but not limited to:
· Foaling out mares and providing initial care to newborn foals; · Herd Health;· Assisting resident vet in all aspects, including palping mares, pregnancy checks, breeding; · Assisting in the breeding shed, including holding tease mares, lab set-­‐up and cleanup; · Driving to pick up/deliver semen shipments to outside farms, airport, etc.; · Other basic barn tasks, i.e. feeding/watering, stall cleaning, grooming, turning out etc.
· 18+ years of age;· Valid Driver’s License, · Ability to stand, kneel, and/or squat for extended periods of time and ability to lift upwards of 30 lbs.
· Enrolled in or graduated from an equine-­‐related program;
· Interest to remain in the equine industry,
Compensation Package:
Our interns will be provided with housing, including utilities, and $275 salary per week.
How To Apply:
Please email your resume and references to Dr. Pink at [email protected]. Qualified candidates will receive a reply email with questions regarding his/her experience and interests.


American Horse Council

In 2017, the American Horse Council (AHC) will offer three different internship programs available to both high school and college students. Students will be eligible to apply to one internship per year in the AHC Internship Program. The three internships available are:

  • 1 or 2 week shadowing program to gain a broader understanding of the AHC with a focus on expanding knowledge of equine industry and policymaking. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $250 available to offset expenses. Open to high school and college students.
  • 1 or 2 month internship- includes overview of AHC, student would conduct a research project and write a white paper on a specific topic of interest for academic credit. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses. Open to college students.
  • Semester internship- includes overview of AHC, research project and white paper for academic credit and attendance at annual AHC meeting. Transportation and housing not included; Stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses. Open to college students.

The AHC’s encourages those that apply for the internships to also join at the Student membership level in order to get a fully rewarding experience. Students will be able to see the relationship between the work that the AHC does daily, and the ensuing information that gets shared with AHC members.

Please visit the AHC website herefor more details and to download the application form. If you have any questions, or would like more information about the internship program, please contact the AHC at [email protected].
To have your internship listed, contact HHYF Project Manager Keith Gisser, [email protected] or 216-374-1392.