Amarillo, TX • Paid
AQHA's Youth Department Internship offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in program and event management within the equine industry. The successful candidate will be challenged to assist in planning, developing, administering, and executing many facets of programs serving AQHA’s youth membership of nearly 17,000. This internship will be from mid-May through August and will work out of the international headquarters located in Amarillo, TX.
Supporting the department director and manager, and other staff members as needed
Assisting with the planning and execution of AQHA’s youth leadership conference, youth championship show activities, and a variety of contests and programs.
Assisting the AQHYA board of directors through communication, programs, leadership tools, activities, and events
Contributing to the resources and engagement tools for youth leaders including AQHA youth advisers and youth leaders throughout the horse industry
Providing administrative support including but not limited to answering phones, processing program entries, responding to emails, and other office functions.
Assisting with a variety of functions related to event planning and activation.
Supporting youth initiatives through research, outreach, and planning
Communicating with members and stakeholders, including by email, phone and in person
Collaboration with staff on tactics to engage youth, promote youth membership or programs.
Writing or editing communications related to youth programs including for print or digital.
Processing, tracking and generating results from youth membership and program participation.
Coordinating engagement efforts, events, or meetings
Managing, editing, or creating content for social media account(s) and website
Some travel to events may be required.
All other duties as assigned.
Exceptional communications skills, including written and verbal.
Must demonstrate exceptional character and youth leadership qualities.
Youth leadership experience, especially within a structured program, is preferred.
Experience working as a volunteer, or with volunteers.
Must take instruction well, be detail-oriented and able to work independently.
Office and/or customer care experience
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is strongly preferred (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Horse experience is a plus, but hands-on or show experience is not required
Please submit 2-3 personal references.
Application deadline is May 15, or until the successful candidate is identified.
Apply on our website at www.aqha.com/careers.