Student Employment & Internships

The Quarter Horse Unit and Student Horse Center are almost completely student-run. At the Quarter Horse Unit, employees and volunteers perform a wide range of tasks including feeding horses, loading hay and grain, cleaning stalls, dumping manure, and general facility maintenance such as weeding and raking.

Routine health care is also assisted by employees and volunteers. Procedures such as deworming, vaccinating, administering medications, and treating minor injuries is all part of the job description for our student employees and volunteers.

All work is done under supervision of enterprise managers, coaches or student managers. Work, whether paid or volunteer, is a rewarding experience for students who enjoy being around horses and learning new things. It is a great way to meet new people, learn more skills and gain experience.

Employees are almost always hired from our pool of active volunteers. It is therefore recommended that students interested in a paid position begin volunteering as early as possible. Students who wish to volunteer can find more information by clicking on Volunteer Opportunities under Lab Components on the left hand side of this page.

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