The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled through a sponsoring college or university, or for recent graduates of such institutions.
Spring sessions (which begin in January) provide students with an overview of the intensive management practices used on commercial thoroughbred breeding operations. On a day-to-day basis, most students will be involved in the care of pregnant and foaling mares. Some farms may require students to participate in “foal watch” rotations and/or to help with neonatal care during evenings and nights. As students become more experienced they may be expected to take mares to breeding sheds, assist with veterinary care or perform some record keeping. There are some farms that provide opportunities for students to gain experience with stallions.
- Submission of the Application Form
- Official Transcripts from all colleges awarding credits to the applicant
- A minimum of three letters of recommendation
- Payment of Application Fees
- Further instructions for the application process can be found on Page 1 of the Application Form.
Minimum Admission Requirements:
- Completed at least two years of a college curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or better in all college coursework
- Previous hands-on experience in the equine industry
- A strong work ethic and personal character and be dependable
Applications to the KEMI program must be postmarked for the spring 2018 session between August 1 and October 31, 2017.