intern & practicum
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 a leading provider of equine group therapy programs. We have a wide variety of communities we serve such as veterans, first responders, LGBTQIA youth, marginalized and underserved populations, folks struggling with addiction, abuse, trauma and grief, and women impacted by breast cancer (to name just a few). In addition to our 'signature programs' such as Operation Be Herd, Wholeness with Horses, Rainbow Wranglers and 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
Candidates who are passionate and driven to work hard and save lives
Interest in learning the full scope of our business, in addition to the therapy aspect
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 skills training at our facility, but we highly recommend the following programs to gain this experience:
Denver University's Institute For Human-Animal Connection, Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate
Acadamy for Coaching with Horses, Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching (EFLC) Facilitator Certification
Gestalt Equine Institute, Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy
If you are interested in being considered for our intern/practicum program, please submit an application.