Turfgrass Interns will be an integral part of the Turf Team that employs 85 staff in mid-season and will be considered part of the management team as skills and abilities warrant. Our core beliefs revolve around Respect/Personal Responsibility/Individualism. Internships can vary from 3 - 9 months and develop into a full time position. A partial list of the opportunities Interns will be given:
Completion and 'grow-in' of Course #3 with OCM Golf.
Develop an Intern Goals and Objectives Plan tailored to each individual.
Fertilizer/pesticide: calibration, application, inventory control, disease ID and an understanding of how, what and why these applications are used.
Irrigation function and scheduling; water management that leads to firm conditions and turf health.
How to organize and schedule an efficient team, daily and weekly.
Coaching and mentoring on job performance and career track as desired.
Flexible schedule that supports a Life Outside of Turf.
Work with an industry leading Equipment Technician Team.
Currently enrolled in a Turfgrass Management Program or similar field of study like Agronomy, Horticulture etc
Minimum 1 year of prior golf course experience is preferred. Excellent work history; previous experience in application of pesticides and fertilizers preferred but not required.
Successful Interns ask questions, are present and engaged and willing to sacrifice for others. Also:
Great work references.
Interests and priorities outside of Turf.
Develops strong relationships with coworkers.
Additional Salary Information: Housing provided
$20-22/hour plus OT
$250 travel allowance for internship
Meals at club while working
Coaching and mentoring
Career counseling/resume review/ classroom atmosphere with 10 other Turf Professionals
Strong nationwide network for future job placement and counseling
Potential for FT AGCS position post internship for 2026 Presidents Cup
About Medinah Country Club
Medinah is unique. Founded by the Shriners of Chicago in 1924 and originally designed by Tom Bendelow, Medinah boasts 3 distinct golf courses laid out over 550 acres and only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The Championship Course #3 has hosted a variety of major events and is currently preparing for the 2026 Presidents Cup. Course #3 is also finishing a Master Plan in 2024 with OCM Golf Course Architects.