Internships2018-09-30T17:53:01+00:00

Internships at Horse Helpers
of the High Country

Horse Helpers of the High Country Internship Program is designed to immerse participants in the daily operations of a non-profit horse rescue by giving them an unique opportunity to work with neglected and abused horses. Through education and interaction, students may gain experience working with equine professionals, non profit management, and the public throughout the rescue and rehabilitation process as well as in our educational programs. Depending on the interns area of interest s/he may expect to gain equine experience, receive training in basic rehabilitation, and learn about how to run a rescue and/or a nonprofit, gain skills in teaching special needs individuals, children, and adults in a number of educational opportunities. Listed below are only some of the relevant areas of where a student can gain real time experience in an internship

  • Public Relations/Marketing Internship
    • Public relations/marketing interns will gain valuable first-hand professional experience. We are looking for currently enrolled students majoring in communications, public relations or journalism. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, strong communication and research skills and the ability to multitask.
    • Intern Duties May Include:
      • Draft materials for the media, such as news releases and media advisories
      • Create and update media lists
      • Monitor media content and compiling reports
      • Contribute to PR action plans for events and publicizing the events
      • Assist with organizational tours for the press and the public
      • Update social media accounts
      • Complete additional administrative tasks as needed
  • Accounting Internship
    • This internship is designed to give Accounting or Finance students practical, hands-on experience with non-profit accounting. We are looking for applicants who possess strong interpersonal skills, including communicating in person, by e-mail and by telephone, customer service and time management, along with attention to detail, plus the commitment to see projects through to 100% completion with 100% accuracy.
    • Intern Duties Include:
      • Complete bookkeeping and transactional entries, including setting up new systems
      • Assist with the monthly financial close process
      • Track and reconcile journal entries and tax files
      • Prepare check requests
      • Assist with other day-to-day operational accounting functions as needed
      • Help establish three year plans, budgets, and goals
      • Help create a long-term capital campaign plan and manage fund
  • Non-Profit Management Internship
    • This internship is open to college undergraduates and recent graduates with a career interest in non-profit arts management, and individuals who are considering a career change into the nonprofit arena. This position requires someone who is highly motivated, self-directed and good initiative; asks questions when needs direction, is proactive; is a good writer and has good communication skills; has strong organizational skills, flexibility, creativity, and confidence, is able to communicate with a diverse community.
    • Internship Duties Include:
      • Cultivate donors
      • Create and maintain a database management system
      • Establish program development projects
      • Manage projects and community outreach
      • Seek out and write grants
      • Help with fundraising activities
  • Graphic Design Internship
    • Designed to give Graphic Arts students practical, hands-on experience; this internship is a great opportunity to build their portfolio while helping a great cause. Graphic design interns must have the ability to create intelligent, “think outside of the box” and innovative design solutions for print and web;possess a strong knowledge of Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign. Interns must also be willing to be creative within very tight budgets and utilize the power of creativity/design to create positive change in the world.
    • Internship Duties Include:
      • Redesign Brochure
      • Develop a new Horse Helpers of the High Country Logo
      • Design Event Flyers
      • Assist our webmaster with website design
  • Product Design Internship
    • This internship provides current and recent college graduates with the opportunity to develop key skills and experience and build their portfolio while benefiting animals and people alike. Interns must be able to take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for our organization; design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant; as well as give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to develop quality products.
    • Internship Duties Include:
      • Design and construct durable equipment/products
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    Additionally we have had interns work with us from the following different fields of study.

    • Pre-vet
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Biology
    • Animal Studies
    • Psychology/Sociology
    • Animal assisted activities
    • Education