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 sits with Michael Weiss

Giselle Lugo


Paddock Show Host

“I have varying leadership experiences at UArizona, and being able to utilize these skills in different ways this summer was really eye opening and beneficial.”

Eric DeCoster standing with a horse

Eric DeCoster


Catalogue Development

“This internship allowed me to see what goes on behind the scenes and the logistics of putting together a horse auction.”

Hailey standing with horse in pasture

Hailey Shiffer

Lane’s End Farm

Yearling Barn

“I prepped horses for the various summer and fall sales such as Fasig-Tipton July, Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY Bred Sale, and Keeneland September.”