Business and Communications InTERNSHIP


This position gives students an idea of what it takes to run a non-profit business, from administration, to fundraising, to event planning and more.  Just as every MMSC horse gets an individualized training program, this internship can be customized, within reason, to a student's specific interest, such as public relations, marketing, financial management, graphic design, photography, and other areas.  Students may be asked to spearhead projects that they design, as well as participate in ongoing marketing, promotional and fundraising activities, and will become fully immersed in the day-to-day running of the business.  Interns in this program may get the opportunity to work with the horses to garner a better understanding of the horses they are promoting and the mission of the MMSC.  This internship stresses independent critical thinking, personal initiative, and communication skills, both written and oral. It is an excellent opportunity for those seeking experience in either the non-profit or for profit sectors. 

If you are interested in this internship, please submit an application to us online, along with your resume, a letter of recommendation and a writing sample, as specified at the end of the application.  You can submit your resume and writing sample to us by e-mail at or by fax at (859) 246-3080.  The letter of recommendation can be submitted to us either online or by e-mail or regular mail addressed to Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

*NOTE: Prospective interns MUST have proof of current health insurance in order to be considered for an internship position at the MMSC.

Interning with the MMSC has been an experience that not only showed me the intricacies of horse care, training, and the Thoroughbred breed, but also the redemptive beliefs of those who adopt them. it was an unforgettable semester, and I highly recommend this internship to anyone looking to improve their knowledge of barn management, training, non-profit operations, or events and marketing.
— Stella Silverman, Spring 2016 Intern