The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is offering an exciting opportunity for one student to take part in a 3-month internship at Virginia Tech University in the USA.

The successful candidate will spend between May and September 2014 at the world’s leading equine breeding and research facility.

The internship is open to students who are either in their final or penultimate year as an undergraduate. Applicants are asked to write a 3,000 word paper focused on the horse sector in the UK, or the improvement of the health and welfare of equines.

A shortlist of candidates will then be invited to a final interview day with Professor Graham Suggett and H&H managing editor Karen Spinner.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 11 December.

To find out more and to apply, visit the British Equestrian Federation’s Researching Equines Database (BEFRED) at www.befred.org

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (21 November 2013)