By: Dan DeBlasio
A traditional internship experience usually consists of part-time work with an accumulation of three or four credit hours. Equine major Rachel Draper didn’t want the traditional experience, she wanted more.
Draper recently concluded a full-time, 12-credit independent study semester interning at Camp Jewell YMCA Outdoor Center in Colebrook, CT. During the extensive internship the senior worked in the horseback riding program, conducted research for her Capstone Project and evaluated certain aspects of the camp’s management structure.
“Being able to combine what I’ve learned at Post with the real world experience at Camp Jewell was incredible,” she said. “I’m excited to take everything I learned back into the classroom, because so much was relevant to what we’re doing in the Equine Program.”