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Community Relations Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a full-time college student committed for one academic year with availability on weekends and race meets. Must be organized, creative, and possess excellent communication skills to fulfill the Keeneland Promise.
  • You will assist in planning and executing community events, race meet promotions, college opportunities, Kids Club activities, and various programs while supporting Keeneland Association departments as needed.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyLexington


  • Keeneland Association, a leader in Thoroughbred Racing & Sales, is seeking quality candidates for the Community Relations Internship for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 academic year to work with the full time Community Relations department academic year with various events and activations. Throughout the year interns will also have the opportunity to participate in educational, interactive and career development programming as well support other departments including Marketing, Guest Services, Promotions, Special Events, Sponsorship and Hospitality.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Commitment of participation for one academic calendar year
  • Must be available to work weekends and some evenings during the Race Meets (October & April)
  • Intern must be enrolled as a full-time college student
  • Organized, creative, and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exemplify and execute the Keeneland Promise

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Community Outreach:
  • Assist Patron Experience team with the preparation and execution of community events and partnerships through activations during the year including Thursday Night Live, Kids Club Activations, Career Fairs, Run Walks, University of Kentucky sports activations, and other community events.
  • Race Meet Promotions:
  • Assist Patron Experience team with preparation and execution of promotional days during the race meet including Sunrise Trackside, Make-A-Wish Day, Military Day, Heroes Day, Kids Club Family Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, and more.
  • Collegiate Opportunities:
  • College Scholarship Day (CSD):
  • Assist in the promotion and execution of College Scholarship Day presented by Lane’s End for both Fall and Spring Race Meets.
  • Opportunity to serve on Sponsorship, Marketing, and Operations Committees for CSD. Examples of experience include prize sponsorship proposals and recaps, social media content planning and creation, planning logistics of CSD.
  • College Ambassador Program
  • Assist Community Relations team in planning and preparing for student programming and events throughout the year.
  • Kids Club:
  • Assist with the planning and execution of a variety of Keeneland Kids Club presented by UK HealthCare Kentucky Children’s Hospital events including but not limited to Holiday Party and Derby Day.
  • Collect bi-monthly Kids Club data reports and distribute New Member Packets
  • Manage and keep up to date records of inventory spreadsheets
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Participate in educational, interactive and career development programming opportunities throughout the year.
  • Support and assist other Keeneland Association department goals and initiatives throughout the year as needed


Work type

Full time

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