New Castle County Mounted Patrol Unit
is offering for credit a
Summer 2013 Equine Internship
Carousel Park Equestrian Center
3700 Limestone Rd Wilmington, DE 19807
The New Castle County (NCC) Mounted Patrol Unit owns and utilizes 10 draft and draft-cross horses for police work. The unit and horses are based at the Carousel Park Equestrian Center, located approximately 20 minutes north of the University of Delaware. Your internship will be primarily focused on the daily care, maintenance, training and possibly exercise of newly acquired Clydesdale horses. Through this internship, you will learn and improve upon a variety of general horsemanship skills as well as skills that are more specific to that of the mounted patrol unit. The newly acquired Clydesdale horses are to be trained for routine patrol as members of the police department.
Your responsibilities will include barn management such as feeding, grooming, tacking horses, bathing and mucking stalls. There is the possibility for a candidate with experience in horsemanship and riding to ride horses that have already completed their police training. This will be determined during the internship period. The projected work schedule is generally Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however some weekend hours will be required during special events. You will also have the opportunity to assist with coordinating and advertising special events (e.g. NCC Mounted Patrol Unit fundraisers), and to work with other members of Law Enforcement as well as civilian employees.
The Carousel Park Equestrian Center is situated on 205 acres with well groomed riding trails, ponds and a cross country course. The center is equipped with an indoor and outdoor riding ring for all weather riding. For more information see: http://www.carouselparkequestrian.com/
The successful applicant will be required to sign a waiver of liability assuming all responsibility for injury.
o Live locally and have reliable transportation to and from the Equestrian Center
o Ability to begin internship within 1-2 weeks of the end of the school semester
o A desire to work hard and learn about the care and training of mounted police horses
o Open to new ideas and practices for managing horses
o Some equine experience required, although it does not have to be extensive
o A full report summarizing your experiences at the end of the internship
To apply: Email the following in a WORD document to Nemeclm@udel.edu by April 26th. A decision will be made in early May.
o Send a 1-page resume AND
o a 1-page statement that includes:
§ A short summary of your equine experience
§ How the internship will contribute to your professional development
§ How you will contribute to the internship program (what will you be remembered for)
Note: In order for this internship to meet the DLE requirement, students must register for ANFS 464. You can speak to an academic advisor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences about ANFS 464. However, if you do not need DLE or do not want “credit” for the experience, you can just include the experience in your professional resume.