Edited Jockey Club Release — As part of its efforts to support young people who are interested in entering the Thoroughbred industry, The Jockey Club announced today the creation of a structured summer internship program for college students and recent college graduates. The program will start this summer and will accommodate up to three interns.
“While we have taken on interns in the past, we are excited to offer an official program to educate enthusiastic individuals on the vast operations of The Jockey Club and our contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industries so that they are set up for success when seeking full-time employment,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club.
“The Jockey Club believes it is important to invest in the future workforce of our industry, which we have committed to through this initiative and our recently expanded academic scholarship offerings.”
Interns will gain exposure to all companies and departments within the organization, and they will have the opportunity to spend additional time in areas that they find to be of particular interest. The program will last eight weeks.
Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the internships will take place in The Jockey Club’s offices located in Lexington, Ky., and New York, N.Y.
For more information and to view the application, interested candidates should visit jockeyclub.com/Default.asp?section=Initiatives&area=3. Applications are being accepted now through February 16, 2021. Selected interns will be notified in early April, 2021.