Overview: Interns will explore a wide range of management techniques in a non-profit environment. Interns may have projects in the areas of recruitment, training, education, data entry, strategic planning, program operation and elements associated with equine assisted services. Work directly with the Executive Director to learn about fundraising, development, grant writing and media outreach. Assist the Volunteer Manager with recruiting, training and retaining volunteers. Interns will gain a valuable perspective on the role of the therapeutic riding instructor through observation and mentorship of PATH Intl. certified instructors, while learning about lesson planning, skill progression and program implementation. Opportunities to work directly with the equine staff to develop equine and barn management skills can also be arranged.
Responsibilities May Include:
– Attend staff meetings & assist with volunteer trainings.
– Leading and side-walking during lessons as needed.
– Develop relationships with riders, volunteers & instructors to ensure all needs are met.
– Create recruitment materials, schedule volunteers, maintain records, implement recognition strategies.
– Maintain office, arena, tack room and stall organization and cleaning practices.
– Learn how to write individual and group goals, evaluate rider progress and create lesson plans.
– Understand the why’s behind risk management procedures, PATH Intl. standards, and precautions and contraindications.
– Help plan and implement annual camps and special events.
– Enhance social media, advertising, and public relations through publications and website management.
– Other duties as assigned.