Employment Opportunities

Students working in the barn

To inquire about work study employment at the UNH Horse barns email Brenda Hess-McAskill


Therapeutic Riding Program Intern

The UNH Therapeutic Riding Program internship is an unpaid position worth 4 college credits.  Hours and days needed vary depending on semester.  The program hires interns 3 times a year in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.  No housing provided. Contact Cindy Burke at cindy.burke@unh.edu or 603-862-0131.    NOTE:  We are fully enrolled with interns through Spring of 2018.

Stable Management Intern Click here for flyer
Animal Care and Facility Responsibilities:
Basic animal care responsibilities of a barn management intern consist of turn out rotation on grass/dirt and record keeping, feeding schedules and changes, water trough management, daily grooming, de-worming schedule, Farrier schedule, Veterinarian appointments, teeth floating, health treatments and recording, basic restraint, exercise records and animal behavior observation and documentation.

Basic facility responsibilities of a barn management intern consist of cleaning and bedding stalls, sweeping/dusting all areas of the stable, laundry, clean feed tubs, pick paddocks and arenas, clean and condition tack, clean and disinfect brushes, pest removal, ring and facility maintenance and preparation pre and post competitions, tractor driving, horse trailer driving & safety, cost containment/budget, assist with continuing education programs, shows and clinics, manage emergency situations such as colic, interact with the public in a professional manner.

Complete orientation/training of the above described responsibilities and expectations will be provided on the day of arrival.  Opportunity for housing depending on availability.

Contact Brenda Hess McAskill at brenda.hess-mcaskill@unh.edu or 603-862-0343.

Competition Management;

Contact Chris Keim at ckeim@unh.edu or 603-862-1174.