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Working Student Program

Kitchen and dining area--photo by Manheim     another view of living area--photo by Manheim

Working Students at the WVU JW Ruby Research Farm have opportunities to learn, work and can even earn the opportunity to live on farm. Working students are competitively selected after the successful completion of our hands-on equine studies courses.

Students who show academic excellence, timeliness, engagement and an outstanding work ethic may be offered paid positions on the team. Working students can work up to 20 hours per week and assist with all aspects of horse care, herd health, facility maintenance, teaching and outreach events. Working students who earn the opportunity to also live in our pet free, fully furnished apartment, pay a reduced rent and help with occasional night checks when horses are stalled overnight for weather or treatments. Alumni working students are highly sought after at graduation.