Information for potential Intern & Practicum candidates:

 

Medicine Horse accepts a limited number of Interns and Practicum students each year and these roles are an important part of our therapy team and our offerings to the community.  Please note that we only consider candidates who are currently attending an accredited university working towards a master's in counseling or social work and ultimately going for their state license.  We are a passionate team, we believe in the work we do and we have high expectations for those who join us.

Medicine Horse is the leading provider of equine group therapy programs.  We have a wide variety of communities we serve such as veterans, first responders, folks suffering with addiction, abuse, trauma, LGBTQIA youth, marginalized and underserved populations and women with breast cancer (to name just a few).  In addition to our 'Signature Programs' such as Operation Be Herd, Wholeness with Horses, Rainbow Wranglers, Horses for Heroes we also partner with agencies such as Thorne Nature Experience, Rose House, TRU Community, Imagine!, Outdoor Afro, Out Boulder, Mount Saint Vincent and others to provide our unique brand of therapy.

If you’re interested in an internship or practicum semester at Medicine Horse, listed below are some things we consider:

 

  • Candidates who have a desire to deliver group therapy

  • Folks in the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities

  • Patient, open-minded, inclusive and compassionate beliefs and methods

  • Solid horse experience and/or graduates from the programs listed below

  • Folks who are passionate and driven to work hard and save lives

  • Interest in learning the full scope of our business; in addition to therapy

  • Those who enjoy being outside, getting dirty and contributing to barn life

  • Team players with a willingness to share your great ideas

  • Fluency in Spanish


We are unable to provide equine training skills at our facility, but we highly recommend the following programs listed here to get this experience.

https://socialwork.du.edu/humananimalconnection/education-certificates/equine-assisted-mental-health-practitioner-certificate

https://coachingwithhorses.com/eflc-certification-program/

https://www.eagala.org/certification

http://www.gestaltequineinstitute.com/

https://herdinstitute.com/

https://naturallifemanship.com/nl-fundamentals

 

If you are interested in being considered for our intern/practicum program, use the "Apply Here" button below. 

Location

9143 Valmont Road

Boulder, CO 80301

Email: info@medicinehorse.org

501(c)(3) EIN 84-1558664

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