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How do I apply to the KEMI program?

The application process requires:

  • A completed application form which includes an application fee of $35.
  • Copies of all college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation from collegiate advisors, instructors, coaches or employers. References should be able to document your academic competence, horse experience and employment history.

The application form is available on this website. Applications are also available through many equine science or animal science advisors or by contacting our office at 859-277-2512.

Completed applications should be returned to:

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship
4079 E. Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Students may apply anytime prior to the application deadline; however, we strongly encourage students to apply at least four months prior to the beginning of the term for which they are seeking admission. The KEMI program does have limited enrollment and only applications received by the deadline will be considered for housing. After the deadline, candidates will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Application deadlines for the Spring session are due October 31st and applications for the Fall session are due April 30th.

The program coordinator and education chairperson evaluate each applicant to determine student qualifications. Students meeting the criteria are then recommended to the Board of Directors for final approval. Our Board of Directors reviews the applications in mid May and mid-November. Students are notified approximately two weeks after acceptance decisions are made and are notified of placement sites approximately one month prior to their arrival in Kentucky.