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Deciding Between Two Internships
SolarGoat 65 replies24 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
I have at last struck internship gold, and I have come across two unique possibilities. As a freshman, there is a low chance for either option to count as credit since the equine department prefers juniors and seniors to be officially in an internship for the sake of credit, but they both can provide me with some valuable experience. The first option would be to return home during the summer and work unpaid for the therapeutic riding center I started riding at in 2008. We have four horses at the moment, and our operation is small but growing. We did run into financial trouble last year, but donors have been able to keep the business alive. My tasks would mainly include assisting with barn work and caring for the horses. My second option is to go work for a camp in Pennsylvania affiliated with the United Methodist Church who has several horses on their farm. They provide the housing and food however, the internship would last the entire summer from May until one week prior to the fall semester in August. My tasks would be identical to the work performed back home, but the demographic would be much broader, the general population, rather than people with special needs. The Pennsylvania offer is paid, approximately $225 per week, but the work is beyond a typical 40 hour work week seperated by only 24 hours off from Saturday until Sunday. I have been considering each option thoroughly, and I would like the advice of College Confidential to see where you think would be best for me.5 replies