May 21, 2013 - Lexington, KY - New Vocations announced today that they are accepting resumes for the third annual Olivia M. Saylor Internship. The internship was established in 2011 to allow college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Thoroughbred aftercare industry by working for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption. Prominent racehorse owner, Paul Saylor, graciously helped establish the internship in honor of his daughter Olivia M. Saylor.
"Olivia was very concerned about the quality of life of horses after their racing careers” shared Paul Saylor. “She would really be pleased with the success of New Vocations' adoption program and the follow up information provided to those who contribute horses and financial support to New Vocations."
“We are grateful for Paul’s ongoing support of our efforts,” said Program Director Anna Ford. “The internship provides a wonderful learning experience for the students as they work directly with our program to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses. It is also a huge help to New Vocations by allowing us to add an additional skilled individual to our hardworking team.”
The Olivia M Saylor Internship is a five month paid position at the New Vocations Lexington, KY facility. The individual must be local, have extensive horse experience as well as good communication and computer skills. Interested individuals may e-mail the Kentucky facility manager Melissa King at Melissa@horseadoption.com.
New Vocations is the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. The program truly understands the importance of education and is happy to work with local colleges in Lexington, KY, Columbus, OH and Harrisburg, PA in offering additional internship opportunities to qualified students. Internships give students a chance to work directly with a New Vocations facility and gain experience working within many different areas of the program. Internships can be modified to fit the interests of the students as well as the meet specific requirements with a college program in order to receive course credit.