Cheff Center: Augusta MI



Potential Students and Parents

Internship Opportunities

Cheff is proud to have strong roots in industry education and to continue its growth in that direction. It is our intention that those participating in our internship program not only graduate having enjoyed their experience and learned a lot, but also having contributed to Cheff's programing in a meaningful way.
Beginning Summer 2016, the internship program will be restructured to more efficiently and effectively serve interns, staff, and clientele. As a result of this restructuring, Cheff has selected two internship categories and will be taking on a limited number of interns annually.

Equine Internship:

This opportunity is targeted at individuals looking to make a career in equine management, riding instruction, or somewhere within the therapeutic riding industry. The ideal candidate for this program would have a solid background in horses. Equine interns will work with instructors and volunteers on a daily basis- learning the ins and outs of Cheff horse care/management as well as therapeutic riding programing and instruction.

Therapy Internship:

*** Available internship hours are extremely limited.  Cheff's hippotherapy schedule fluxutes, but applicants should not expect to aquire more than 6 hours experience a week.***

This internship is designed for those going into or already involved in Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy. Applicants do NOT need extensive horse experience but do need to be open to learning horsemanship skills and participating in programing that requires horse handling and horse care. Participants will spend time working in therapeutic riding alongside instructors as well as within our hippotherapy programs alongside licensed therapists. Due to the intensive nature of this program and the limited therapy hours available, Therapy Internship opportunities will be extremely limited.

If either of these internship categories seems like a good fit for you, please fill out the application below. If you are interested in learning more about the industry and don't quite fit into our internship categories, please feel free to talk with us about the possibility of arranging a job shadowing experience or volunteering.

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Cheff News

Testimonial Tuesday: Meet Natalie

Everyone who comes to Cheff has a unique experience that oftentimes has far reaching effects.  Today, we'd like to highlight Natalie. 

Natalie is currently our youngest client at the Cheff Center- begining her journey at only 14 months.  Click the link below to read her mom's thoughts on the experience. 

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Birthday Blessings

Since 2005, volunteer extraordinaire Kathy Keelan Pew, has donated her birthday to the Cheff (Ride-a-Thon) - to the tune of nearly $15,000 ($2,475 in 2016 alone!)
Each year, Kathy requests that if her friends and family wish to do something for her in honor of her birthday, that they support her in our Ride-A-Thon.

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What People Are Saying

Taylor's autism sometimes isolates her from activities that her peers participate in. The Cheff Center has made friendships possible.
- Cheff Parent

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