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KESMARC Internship

Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) has extended the application deadline for our Summer internship program. The new deadline to apply is January 31st!

If you're not familiar with KESMARC, the internship offers a fully immersive equine experience at the top equine rehabilitation center in the country. Interns have the chance to learn about injury management and various therapeutic modalities including aquatics and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, among many others! They will also have the chance to work alongside and learn from some of the top Equine veterinarians and professionals in the industry.

KESMARC offers two program options. The Derby internship is full time and lasts 3 months (housing is provided)! The Oaks program allows for some schedule flexibility, however housing is not included in this program. Successful interns generally arrive already possessing a base knowledge of equine anatomy and solid handling skills for a variety of horses. Applying is as easy as going online to their website and navigating to the intern page. The website can be found at