American Paint Horse Association Seeking Applicants for Fall Performance Department Internships

Position: Performance Department / Open/Amateur World Show Internship

Available: August 2018 – November/December 2018 
Introduction: The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses. The Association performs the function of registration, record keeping, show management, field services, racing coordination, publishing, public relations, information dissemination and administration. In addition, the Association fulfills its purpose of promoting the American Paint Horse through efficient service to members, directors and the general public. The Performance Department was created to organize and develop different programs for the association to meet the needs of its members’ wide array of interests and ages. The Performance Department handles the following programs: Youth, Amateur, showing and judging. The Performance Department also oversees the management of the APHA World Show held September 17-30, 2018 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 
Responsibilities: The Intern will work primarily in the Performance Department and will also have the opportunity to work with individuals in marketing, media and Paint Horse Journal. The intern will rotate to different departments within APHA so that they might get an understanding of how each department and job relates to the overall success of the association. The intern will assist staff and show management with various duties related to the Performance Department and the World Show including, but not limited to:
  • Projects related to Youth Program, Amateur Program, Shows and Judging
  • Award preparation and distribution 
  • World Show preparation 
  • Coordination of events during the show 
  • Post show reporting of statistics and results 
Basic Requirements: Seeking individual majoring in Animal Science, Equine Science, Agribusiness or related field who desires to learn more about breed associations and develop skills to work within the horse industry. 

Duration of Internship: This internship will be from August to November/December. However, these dates may be modified to fit the intern’s schedule. 
Salary: $1,200 per month 
Housing and Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. The APHA office is located in Northeast Fort Worth and there is no public transportation. 
To Apply: Submit resume with cover letter describing student’s horse background/experience and why the student wants an internship with the APHA. 
Send all applications to: 
APHA, Human Resource Dept.
P.O. Box 961023
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023
Fax : 817-834-3152
Resumes must be received by March 15, 2018. Please be sure to state which internship you are applying for – summer or fall.

Posted: March 12, 2018


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