If you are interested in an internship at a leading therapeutic riding center and want to learn by doing, Windrush Farm is a great place to expand your skills.
Internship opportunities include: assisting in classes, barn support, marketing communications, public relations, development/fundraising, photography, social media, market research, general administration and farm work.
Horse experience is desirable, but not essential for most internships at Windrush Farm. All interns are required to take our volunteer orientation program so they can assist our clients in our riding programs. Interns participate in therapeutic classes as side walkers or horse handlers, and assist with horse care. This is a very enriching experience.
- Windrush internships are unpaid.
- Windrush Farm will assist with requirements for academic credit.
- Internships can be at Windrush, remote or hybrid.
- Start Date, length and hours per week – to be discussed (we are flexible and can customize internships).
How to apply:
Please send an e-mail stating what type of internship you are interested in, along with your resume to:
Betsy Dalton [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!
Testimonials from past Interns at Windrush Farm:
Morgan, Gordon College: “I am so grateful for my internship at Windrush. This internship allowed me to work alongside incredible individuals as they got to experience horseback riding. Whether it was walking through the beautiful trails or sharing a meal at the end of the class session, Windrush truly welcomes people into the family to experience the power of horse and human interactions!”
Lizzie, Gordon College:“applying to intern at Windrush I was told that there was no such thing as a ‘normal day’ and after a semester here, I would have to agree. I never know exactly what each day will hold, but I am the better for it. Everyday I have opportunities to see how a nonprofit runs, interact with the staff and clients, and get to work in one of the most beautiful places. Interning at Windrush has taught me to be confident when meeting new people and to look every person in the eye. This semester I have been given incredible, unique opportunities to expand my worldview.”
Alex True, a senior at Tufts University who has been accepted at Vet School starting in the fall of 2019, said he felt lucky to find an internship that combined his love of horses and pre-vet track with his interest in the health benefits of human-animal interaction. After assisting with multiple classes, he reported, “ I have seen the real growth in the students and how adaptive riding can be used in so many different ways to help with many different conditions.”
Lydia Leitschuh, a psychology major at Endicott College with a concentration in human services, said her favorite part of interning was “the relationships I developed week by week with clients through laughter, learning and building trust.” Lydia, who admitted she was a bit afraid of horses when she started said, “learning about their individual personalities and their specific needs helped me develop a trust that made her look forward to her time working with them and being in their presence.”
Hannah Mason, a biotechnology major at Endicott , said she found “the clients, the staff and the volunteers at Windrush to be inspiring with their genuine compassion and motivation. As soon as I started at I felt not only welcome and comfortable, but confident that this would be a very meaningful experience for me.”
Tegan MacEachern, psychology major, Endicott College ’19, reported that, “It has been magical to see the therapeutic effects of the horses on the clients. I am enlightened each day I am at Windrush. I truly have been able to see that everyone is able to achieve more than they believe their limits are.”
Angelo Mariano (AJ), senior at the TECH, Equine Sciences said “At Windrush every volunteer is positive and ready to help in any way they can. The client’s faces light up when they see their horse and there happiness is infectious. This is an experience that has taught me about teamwork and communication skills. I’m so grateful that I got the chance to work with such an amazing group of people.”