Internships are an integral part of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees at the RTIP. Each year, students complete internships across in the United States and abroad with race tracks, farms, trainers and racing-related organizations.

RTIP internships are designed and created specifically for each student, considering their previous experiences, the skills they desire and their career goals.  This provides each student a unique opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to practical use, thereby enhancing their educational experience and making them better prepared to assume a responsible position in the racing industry after graduation.

Giselle Lugo

Giselle Lugo and RTIP alum Aaron Vercruysse handicapping  in the paddock at Arizona Downs

As assistant to the General Manager, Mike Weiss, I learned the ins-and-outs of each department and what they need to do to run smoothly and efficiently. I realized that management is a possible route for where I want to go after graduation...Read Full Article Here 

Eric Decoster

Eric Decoster standing in front of barn with horse

During this time in Saratoga, I was also able to work as a hotwalker for trainer Ray Handal. Ray was able to give me so much insight into what it takes to train a racehorse and the care that is put into the profession that I had never had exposure to before....Read Full Article Here 

Hailey Shiffer

Hailey holding a yearling for a rinse after exercise

This was an experience of a lifetime and one I would be happy to repeat. I worked in the yearling barn prepping horses for the various summer and fall sales such as Fasig-Tipton July, Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY Bred Sale, and Keeneland September....Read Full Article Here