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ORGANIZATION: Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program

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Overview: Interns will explore a wide range of management techniques in a non-profit environment. Interns may have projects in the areas of recruitment, training, education, data entry, strategic planning, program operation and elements associated with equine assisted services. Work directly with the Executive Director to learn about fundraising, development, grant writing and media outreach. Assist the Volunteer Manager with recruiting, training and retaining volunteers. Interns will gain a valuable perspective on the role of the therapeutic riding instructor through observation and mentorship of PATH Intl. certified instructors, while learning about lesson planning, skill progression and program implementation. Opportunities to work directly with the equine staff to develop equine and barn management skills can also be arranged. Responsibilities May Include: - Attend staff meetings & assist with volunteer trainings. - Leading and side-walking during lessons as needed. - Develop relationships with riders, volunteers & instructors to ensure all needs are met. - Create recruitment materials, schedule volunteers, maintain records, implement recognition strategies. - Maintain office, arena, tack room and stall organization and cleaning practices. - Learn how to write individual and group goals, evaluate rider progress and create lesson plans. - Help plan and implement annual camps and special events. - Enhance social media, advertising, and public relations through publications and website management. - Other duties as assigned.


  • Complete majority of hours on Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 9am-6pm
  • Must be enrolled as a student of a college or university, with a GPA of 2.8 or above.
  • Equine skills and/or knowledge preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to lift 45lbs and physically able to walk/jog during lessons.

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About Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program


28379 El Paso Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, US

Mission Statement

Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program is a Premier Accredited Center of PATH Intl. Our mission is to provide professional and compassionate equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding lessons to individuals with special needs, military veterans and active duty personnel. Being a Premier Accredited Center (PAC) of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) puts RFJ in the top 30% of centers worldwide.


Ride for Joy offers the following services and activities: therapeutic riding, student evaluations, veterans program, one time rides, field trips, all abilities camp, veterans retreat, barn tours and volunteer trainings and opportunities.


People with Disabilities
Animals, Community, People with Disabilities


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28379 El Paso Rd.Caldwell, ID 83607



  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We can accommodate university/college requirements for internship credits.
  • Applicants must be available on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 9am-6pm.

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