Position: Performance Department / Youth World Show Internship
Available: May 2018 – July/August 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 Youth World Show held June 25-July 8, 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 get an understanding of how each department and job relates to the overall success of a breed 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 May to July/August. 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
Resumes must be received by March 15, 2018. Please be sure to state which internship you are applying for – summer or fall.