Gerard’s a winner alright with internship

Gerard Mulvihill (second from right) with the other interns, John Feeley from Galway,
Rebecca Coonan from Kildare, Sophie Vard-Ryan and Orlaith Nangle, both from Dublin

A KERRY student is one of five candidates to have received an educational internship with Horse Racing Ireland and he will benefit from on-the-job work experience during a 10-week placement at the HRI head office at Ballymany, Co Kildare.

Gerard Mulvihill from Listowel, a past pupil of St Michael’s College, recently completed a four-year degree in journalism and new media at the University of Limerick. In 2016, he launched his first book at Listowel Writers’ Week, named Play the cards you’re dealt’which was a compilation of 21 stories from well-known personalities who have overcome challenges and adversity in their lives.

As part of his role at HRI, Gerard will assist the communications team with multimedia and social media output, race day and non-race day events and provide administrative support for all communications activities.

Gerard remarked: “I view the Curragh as the breeding ground of Irish racing so, as a racing fan, I am thrilled to be based in the area for the next three months. I will do my utmost to make a worthwhile contribution to both the organisation and the industry during my time with Horse Racing Ireland”..
This is the fifth year of the HRI Student Summer Internship Programme which was launched in November 2013. It provides an opportunity for students to expand their industry contacts, broaden their knowledge and gain valuable experience in all aspects of the racing industry.

Horse Racing Ireland has appointed five interns for the summer season of 2018. Three will be based in the marketing department, the communications department and Tote Ireland, while two interns will work in the marketing department in Leopardstown Racecourse.
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