Summer Internships at the Wild Horse Sanctuary
Wild Horse Sanctuary is located in Shingletown, California (Northeast of Sacramento, close to Redding)
Internships are offered during summer sessions and entail 10 weeks of full-time work. Most internships are scheduled to begin the first week in June and end the second week of August. However, some flexibility is allowed to accommodate student's schedules.
Internship responsibilities include assisting with daily horse care and ranch operations, assisting with weekend horseback camping rides; and participation in wild horse identification or PZP contraception projects. Additional projects are available and will be tailored according to student interests and the needs of the Sanctuary.
College students who have finished at least their sophomore year of undergraduate study in any Baccalaureate program and who have an interest in pursuing a career involving horses, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, wildlife management, or ethology are encouraged to apply. While it is preferable that a student is enrolled in the study of animal science, animal behavior, ethology, or pre-veterinary medicine, this is not required. Applications will be evaluated according to academic record, prior experience with horses and other animals, level of interest and motivation, and career aspirations.
Because Wild Horse Sanctuary is a non-profit organization; summer internships are conducted on a volunteer basis. However, all interns are provided with simple, but adequate, lodging for the duration of the internship, and meals are provided during the trail rides.
College programs differ in how college credit for internships is awarded. Students should consult with their college advisor to determine if credit can be earned through a Wild Horse Sanctuary internship. As a guideline, 3 credit hours are typically awarded for completion of a full 10-week internship program.
Most college programs require interns to consult with an undergraduate advisor or coordinator when enrolling in an internship program. Because requirements vary, interested students should consult with their college advisor or program coordinator to ensure that they meet all necessary requirements for a college internship. The Wild Horse Sanctuary will coordinate with interns' advisors as needed to ensure that all requirements for the students' programs are met.
A general application form for Wild Horse Sanctuary's internship program is available on this site. College programs may have additional requirements for intern applicants. Students should first determine the requirements of their college and then complete both their college application (if applicable) and the Wild Horse Sanctuary application. Completed applications should be sent to Dianne Nelson, c/o Wild Horse Sanctuary.
Applications are due by February 1.
Wild Horse Sanctuary
P.O. Box 30
Shingletown, CA 96088
Telephone and Fax (530) 474-5770
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Wild Horse Sanctuary
Physical Address: 5796 Wilson Hill Road, Shingletown, CA 96088
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Shingletown, CA
(530) 474-5770 (office hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm)
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