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Department of Conservation and Recreation Park Ranger Mounted Unit Internship

  • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • 09/01/20
  • Milton, MA
  • 02186
  • Full-Time
Job Title(s) and Description(s): Interns will gain experience and knowledge of the profession by assisting in below areas:

Intern Administrative Assistant We have filing, data entry, etc. that needs to be completed to keep the organization running. We can use your office skills in several areas.
Intern Equine Grant Writer Whether law enforcement, environmental, equine related, etc. there are grants that our programs is seeking to obtain.
Intern Equestrian Exercise patrol horses, as assigned and as scheduled. Duties include, but not limited to tack cleaning, grooming, clipping, sheath cleaning, etc.
Intern Event and Program Assistant There are numerous park special events, programs and stable tours that need equine assistants.
Intern Stable Aide Assistant Assist the Mounted Unit staff working in the stable with the horses. Duties include, but not limited to mucking, bedding, grooming, clipping, sheath cleaning, picking paddocks, tack cleaning, etc.

Schedule: Schedule to be discussed with unit supervisor.

Enhance job applications with professional association and experience.
Develop spirit of cooperation and collaboration within your community.
Support environment sustainability by enhancing and protecting wildlife habitats and natural areas in parks.
Complete training session series for certificate and letter of reference.


Per school requirements, and to be further discussed with unit supervisor.
Equestrian Requirements: Intermediate English/Eventing horseback riding ability (walk, trot, canter ring and trail). Level 1 or better in Dressage preferred. Able to mount from the ground.

Area of Study/Major: Animal Husbandry, Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Equine Studies, Health Studies, Veterinary Science, etc.

Each Intern has their program geared towards their college/universitys requirements, each program can be individualized to the students needs.
Many Interns assist with park programs that involve school/special from toddlers to elderly, special needs groups and the general public; CORI check required.
Not paid positions.


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