By Medinah Country Club,
- updated September 14
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.
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.
Successful Interns ask questions, are present and engaged and willing to sacrifice for others. Also:
Great work references.
Interests and priorities outside of Turf.
Prior community volunteerism a plus.
Develops strong relationships with coworkers.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org