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.

Erin Doty-McQuaid

Student Erin Doty-McQuaid with a horse

I have loved racing my entire life, and have always dreamed of becoming a bloodstock agent. But I had no connections in the racing industry prior to enrolling in the Race Track Industry Program. This summer was an absolute dream come true...Read Full Article Here 

Keith Doleshel: Behind the Scenes

Keith Doleshel stands at the trophy table on Belmont Stakes day

Seeing how big racing days get put together was another part of my internship that I enjoyed experiencing. A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to attract some of the best horses both domestically and internationally...Read Full Article Here 

Autumn Charley: FL Farms & NY Tracks

Autumn Charley standing with First Dude

A couple of the events at which I represented the FTBOA were the Farm City Week Legislature day and the University of Florida’s Equine Ag Extension day. The Farm City week event was to promote the Thoroughbred/ agriculture community...Read Full Article Here