|Friday, January 15, 2021||Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5307|
|The Jockey Club Launches Formal Summer Internship Program|
As part of its efforts to support young people who are interested in entering the Thoroughbred industry, The Jockey Club announced today the creation of a structured summer internship program for college students and recent college graduates. The program will start this summer and will accommodate up to three interns.
“While we have taken on interns in the past, we are excited to offer an official program to educate enthusiastic individuals on the vast operations of The Jockey Club and our contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industries so that they are set up for success when seeking full-time employment,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club. “The Jockey Club believes it is important to invest in the future workforce of our industry, which we have committed to through this initiative and our recently expanded academic scholarship offerings.”
Interns will gain exposure to all companies and departments within the organization, and they will have the opportunity to spend additional time in areas that they find to be of particular interest. The program will last eight weeks.
Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the internships will take place in The Jockey Club’s offices located in Lexington, Ky., and New York, N.Y. For more information and to view the application, interested candidates should visit jockeyclub.com/Default.asp?section=Initiatives&area=3. Applications are being accepted now through February 16, 2021. Selected interns will be notified in early April, 2021.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.net), the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the ownership resource. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.