The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Marketing Department offers two internships each year. The first internship is held during the NRHA Derby Show in June and the second is held during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in late November.

Internship Overview
The National Reining Horse Association’s Marketing Department encompasses every facet of the reining horse industry from NRHA Professionals and breeders to rookies and youth exhibitors.

Interns will be given the opportunity and challenge to write news releases, interact with media professionals, assist with website content, produce special events and fulfill NRHA Corporate Partner and event sponsor obligations.

The internship is based at NRHA Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla. and includes participation at either the NRHA Derby Show or NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show.

Candidates must be willing to assist with all functions of the Marketing Department including early mornings and lengthy days during major events. They also must demonstrate an interest in the livestock or horse industry and have the ability to work collaboratively. Candidates must be creative, energetic, patient and reliable.

Internship Duration

NRHA Derby (1.5 wks)
NRHA Futurity (2 weeks)Internship Requirements
Junior- and senior-level college students working on agricultural communications or journalism degrees are preferred. The candidate must have his/her own transportation. The candidate must have access to his/her own laptop (Mac preferred) to use during the show and have basic knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie (or similar program).

Assist with management of the media office and write scripts for the show. Assist with distribution of results and creation of news releases. Take and edit photos and videos. Work with official photographer/videographer to compile results photos/videos for distribution. Assist with show updates on Facebook. Assist with other show functions as needed.

Stipend based on length of internship (daily rate of $45/day, plus lodging and reimbursement for travel to and from show). Will assist with college credit. Will reimburse travel expenses to and from show.

Materials to include with application (i.e.: resume, work samples, references, clips)
Resume and work samples.

Application Process and Deadlines
2013 NRHA Derby

Apply by May 1
Term: Approx. June 19 – 30
2013 NRHA Futurity

Apply by September 1
Term: Approx. November 25 – December 8
Resumes, cover letters and writing samples for the internship should be submitted to:
Christa Morris
NRHA Sr. Director of Marketing
3000 N.W. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107