Dog Interaction & Equine Interaction Internships-Immediate Need

Green Chimneys

Green Chimneys

400 Doansburg Rd , Brewster , NY - 10509

Joanne Conrad

Job Description

a) Dog Socialization Program for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Room/Board/Stipend  (January-August 2018).

We’re currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to be a part of an interdepartmental team of therapists, teachers and farm staff who partner with animals to benefit children with special needs.

As an Institute Intern, you will supervise children in daily care and educational/recreational activities with shelter dogs (January-August 2018). Experience firsthand how a dog interaction program can be incorporated into a residential treatment center and therapeutic day school. Interns will observe ways in which dog interactions are built into daily schedules, learn how to care for and train dogs, be a part of a team educating students and staff on best practices and more. The internship focuses on student “Learn and Earn” placements during which the intern will help students individually to develop skills through caring for and interacting with dogs; assist the dog trainer in the group activities; and support dog and facility care.

We provide housing, food and a modest stipend. Applicants must be over 21.

b)Equine Interaction (January-August 2018)


In the Equine Program, children learn how to care for the 18 horses, donkeys and ponies, and to manage their behavior and emotions to benefit their relationship with the animals. Interns have the opportunity to support children who have been unsuccessful socially or academically as they begin to experience success in the particularly supportive surroundings of the equine program. Interns participate in carefully guided interactions, helping students to develop riding and stable management skills that enhance social, emotional, physical and academic growth beyond the horse barn. Interns in this area assist in riding classes, work one-on-one with students, and are responsible for taking care of the daily needs of our equine herd. 

We provide housing, food and a modest stipend. Applicants must be over 21.