Great and Small Therapeutic Riding

Internships & Instructor Training

Program & Administrative Internships

Great and Small offers internship opportunities to high school seniors and adults of all ages. Internships may be completed to meet college requirements or to explore and expand professional experience. Internships can be specifically geared towards the Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT) industry or equine management, or can be more generally focused on non-profit administration, development or outreach. Terms of each individual internship are tailored to specifically match the academic requirements and/or professional goals of the intern.

We accept internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year and internships can begin at any time.

Each summer, we have a unique opportunity for a Summer Camp Intern who will specifically support EAAT programming for children with and without special needs through our summer camps.

All internships are unpaid at this time; On-site housing and/or riding opportunities available for the right applicant.

To apply: Please email a letter of interest to Karen Brittle, Program Director, at kbrittle@greatandsmallride.org.

 

Mentoring towards PATH Intl. Instructor Certification

Great and Small has one or two openings each year for individuals wishing to complete the requirements for certifications as a PATH Intl. Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor. We have several trained Mentor Instructors on our staff.

Prerequisite Skills: Strong basic riding and horsemanship skills as outlined in PATH Intl. Registered Riding Instructor Application Booklet. Prior teaching experience, experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or volunteering in a therapeutic riding program are strongly preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong desire to learn and to be a positive team member.

Typically, we frame our mentoring program around an Instructor in Training Internship, which entails completing a specified number of volunteer hours for Great and Small before mentoring begins and/or simultaneously with mentored teaching.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to Karen Brittle, Program Director, at kbrittle@greatandsmallride.org.

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