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Seasonal Intern

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 650 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 with OCM  Golf Course Architects  https://www.ocm.golf/ with implementation planned for 2023. 

Turfgrass Interns will be an integral part of the Turf Team that employs 80 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:

  • 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 requires a Life Outside of Turf.
  • Work with  an industry leading Equipment Technician Team.

Educational Requirements

Currently enrolled in a Turfgrass Management Program or similar field of study like Agronomy, Horticulture etc.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 1 year of prior golf course experience  is preferred.

Special Requirements

Successful Interns ask questions, are present and engaged and willing to sacrifice for others. Also:

  • Great work references.
  • Respected Teammate.
  • Interests and priorities outside of Turf.
  • Prior community volunteerism a plus.
  • Develops strong relationships with coworkers.

Job Benefits

  • Housing provided at Eaglewood Resort next to Medinah that includes a room, free fitness facility and discounted meals. Brochure available upon request.
  • $18/hour plus OT.
  • Travel allowance for internship.
  • Meals at club while working.
  • Golf.
  • Uniforms.
  • 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 position post internship for 2026 Presidents Cup preparation and 2023 golf course renovation.

Date Job is Available


$18/hour plus OT

Job Application Instructions

Resume with references to Steve Cook, CGCS, MG at scook@medinahcc.org

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