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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 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  https://www.ocm.golf/clients/medinah/Interns will play an integral role in finishing the grow-in of the new Course #3 and its opening scheduled for July of 2024.


Turfgrass Interns will be an integral part of the Turf Team that employs 95 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.

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. Excellent work history; previous experience in application of pesticides and fertilizers preferred but not required.

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.
  • Develops strong relationships with coworkers.

Job Benefits

  • Medinah Grounds (squarespace.com)
  • Housing provided 
  •  $20-22/hour plus OT
  • $250 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 AGCS position post internship for 2026 Presidents Cup

Date Job is Available


$20 to $22 per hour

Overtime: Yes

Job Application Instructions

Resume with references to Ben McGargill, CGCS at bmcgargill@medinahcc.org

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