AHC to Offer Internships in 2020 Open to High School and College Students

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(Washington, DC)- In 2020, the American Horse Council (AHC) will again offer 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.


“We feel that offering an internship is a great way for students to understand exactly what it is the AHC does here in DC, and educate the next generation to advocate on behalf of the industry be it at the local, state or national level.” said AHC President Julie Broadway.


The three types of internships available are:
1) 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.
2) 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, or learn about a focus area and provide support for initiatives related to that subject matter. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses.

Open to college students.
3) 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.


There are also several focus areas to choose from (some in the DC office, and others with partner organizations): Policy & Legislative, Health & Regulatory, Marketing/Communications, Equine Disease Communication (at AAEP in Lexington KY), or Equine Welfare.


Please visit the AHC website here for 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 info@horsecouncil.org