Specialized Equine Intern

Job description

Posting Number:


Working Title:

Specialized Equine Intern


Athletics Equestrian

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:


Retirement Plan:


Employment Type:


Benefits Eligibility:

Non-Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Part Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Hours will vary. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Advertised Salary:

$17,400 annually

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Proposed Starting Date:


Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Athletics Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The equine intern will assist with facility management, equine health management, livestock maintenance/ monitoring, equestrian event operations, and facility security to further their agricultural and Animal Science education with hands on experience. Excellent opportunity to advance equine health management and care skills.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Equine experience and training; excellent organizational skills; team player, creative and dependable

Physical Demands:

Bending, stooping, lifting approximately 50 lbs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:


Is this a Position of Trust?:


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Assistance with Horse Health Management: Administering medications, hot/cold therapy, microcellular vascular treatments, wrapping hooves & legs, hand walking, hot walker, assisting with veterinarians, chiropractor, and acupuncturist.

Percentage of time:



Horse Care: monitoring, feeding, hay, water, stall cleaning, rotating horses from stalls to the field.

Percentage of time:



Emergency care: On-site first responder for colic, cast, injury, etc. Monitoring equine abnormalities afterhours. Ensuring safety and security of Equestrian property and livestock.

Percentage of time:



General Barn Organization and Cleanliness: Medical supply inventory and organization; maintaining clean barn environment, equestrian event equine management and equine safety.

Percentage of time:





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Part Time