The Kentucky Equine Management internship (KEMI) program is a 22-24 week long internship that was established to improve opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a career in the field of equine management.
The Spring 2022 Session of the Kentucky Equine Management Internship focuses on breeding and foaling. Interns will spend 22 weeks on Central Kentucky area Thoroughbred farms assisting with foalings and breedings (note Thoroughbreds are live cover only). Duties also include stall cleaning, grooming, some record keeping and veterinary care assistance along with other day-to-day farm duties. A typical work week for an intern will be 48-50 hours/per week with one day off.
The Classroom Component: Farm employment gives students an understanding of what is done and when it’s done on a commercial Thoroughbred farm. The classroom component provides an understanding of why various management practices are used. Students meet at least one evening a week for an educational lecture, demonstration or field trip. Attendance at these weekly activities is required. The lectures, demonstrations and field trips seek a balance between veterinary/health related topics and current industry issues. These learning experiences are provided by successful veterinarians, bloodstock agents, farm managers, communications experts, university researchers, and other industry professionals. In the Spring session topics focus on breeding and foaling. Example lectures include: managing dystocia in the mare, corrective trimming for conformation defects in foals, use of surgical procedures to correct angular limb defects in foals, controlling disease outbreaks on farms, feeding broodmares for optimal reproductive efficiency, infertility in mares and stallions, etc.
KEMI opens the door to the Thoroughbred industry for highly motivated students with a strong work ethic and sincere interest in horses. Through hands on experience on the farms and weekly lectures and laboratories, interns develop broad based skills that enhance the integration of material learned in college courses with management techniques.
This is a paid internship. Housing is also provided.
3 Letters of Recommendation
$35 Application Fee
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
TO APPLY FOR THE INTERNSHIP, PLEASE FILL OUT AN APPLICATION LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.KEMI.ORG. Applications submitted through Handshake will not be considered.
KEMI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. There is a fee for the course broken down below:
$35 Application Fee
$465 Tuition Deposit
= $2500 Program Total
FAQs and more information is located on our website, www.kemi.org. For additional questions or information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Janecka, Coordinator