The M.A.R.E. Center Undergraduate Summer Internship

***NEW*** Application deadline extended to Monday February 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST. Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018.

*NEW for 2018*

Hands-on experiential learning internships now offered in two tracks:

Equine Science Internship

Experience research and outreach programs in equine nutrition, health, and reproduction.


4-H Horse Program Youth Development Internship

Experience project areas in 4-H programming, outreach, and curriculum development.

The internships will be offered in summer 2018 and are located at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center), a 420-acre equine research and education facility located in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. This is an immersive learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the equine industry and/or pursue post-baccalaureate education in graduate or veterinary school. This novel program provides substantive and authentic experiences that result in the ultimate equine internship experience. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved with ongoing research and Extension activities at the MARE Center.  Current students may receive college credit if desired and will be responsible for tuition and fees. Transfer credits will be the student’s responsibility. Housing and utilities provided; students responsible for all other expenses. Start date May 21st, 2018 and exit date August 10, 2018.

***NEW*** Application deadline extended to 5:00 PM February 19th, 2018. Notification by March 1, 2018.

Equine Science Internship Application
For information please contact Dr. Bridgett McIntosh 540-687-3521 ext 22 To apply for the Equine Science Internship, submit your application to Rita Rollison at

4-H Horse Program Youth Development Internship Application 
For information or to apply for the 4-H Youth Development Internship, contact Sandy Arnold 540-687-3521 ext 24 and and submit your application to