Internship Listings

Job listings are free of charge to all members. If you are a non-member and would like to post a job opening, the cost is $35. To post a job opening, please forward your listing to Chapter Executive Officer, Randy Robinson, at randy@iowaturfgrass.org.


  • 01/06/2021 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Golf Course Maintenance Intern 

    • The City of Mason City is seeking an individual for a summer Golf Course Maintenance Internship. Mason City is a progressive community of 28,000 people, located halfway between Minneapolis and Des Moines along the Avenue of the Saints Corridor. 

      Highland Park Golf Course is a municipal golf course operated by the Park & Recreation Board. The golf course was established in 1956 and is comprised of two very distinct nines. The par for eighteen holes is 72 with total yardage of approximately 6,200 yards. The front nine features small greens with tight, tree lined fairways measuring 2,950 yards. The back nine has large greens with long and fairly open fairways measuring 3,250 yards. Both nines have automatic watering systems and some of the best putting surfaces in the area. 

      We are committed to providing an internship experience that offers career growth through a hands on approach as it relates to turf management, while creating an opportunity for the intern to add value to the facility and team. 

      Duties & Responsibilities:

      Daily golf course maintenance.

      Mowing, rolling, and bunker maintenance.

      Turf equipment operation.

      Water management.

      Course setup and tournament preparation and conditioning.

      Pesticide and fertilizer programming, application, calibration, and recordkeeping.

      Pathogen, pest, and weed identification

      Minor maintenance/custodial work.

      Small crew leadership of seasonal staff and volunteer workers.

      Project management.

      Special requirements include:

    •  Currently enrolled in an accredited college turf management program. 
    •  May be required to obtain a state pesticide applicator’s license.

    Seasonal Hours: Summer 2021, Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm. Weekends as required, days vary.

    Starting wage $11-$14/hr. 

    Apply by one of the following ways:

    Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm, January 29, 2021.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 12/01/2020 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2021 Internship - Spirit Hollow Golf Course, Burlington, IA

    • Spirit Hollow is located in Southeast Iowa, and it lays on a truly breathtaking property.  Spirit Hollow is a daily fee golf course and allows everyone to experience championship level conditions.  Ranked annually by both Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the best courses in the state of Iowa.  

      Spirit Hollow is now accepting resumes for the 2021 summer season.  We our seeking individuals who are eager to learn all aspects of golf course maintenance.  Interns will work under the supervision of the golf course superintendent and will need to obtain an Iowa pesticide license.

      Interns will be a vital part of our team here at Spirit hollow and will gain valuable experience in:

    •  Irrigation repair and operation
    • Pesticide and Fertilizer applications
    • Course Marking
    • Topdressing of greens, tees, and fairways
    •  Aerification – core, solid, and venting
    • Managing small crews
    • Managing small project
    • Scouting and TDR use
    • Flower & Plant material management
    • All proper mowing practices
    • Cross Training experience with other departments.  We will give you a snapshot of the golf operations, food & beverage, and hospitality departments.  This will be invaluable instruction that can give you advantages as you start your career.

      The professional experience and relationships gained here at Spirit Hollow will last a lifetime.

      All Interns are afforded:

    • Complimentary Housing
    • Lunch during shifts
    • Discounted meals & merchandise
    • Playing privileges
    • Monthly intern/staff mixers
    • Uniforms
    • Use of hiking trails
    • Monthly golf clinic by professional 
    • Hourly wage: $14.00 (minimum 10 hours OT)

      Requirements:  

    •  Great attitude
    • Obtain Iowa pesticide license
    • Enrolled in 2-4 year degree in:  Horticulture, Agronomy, Ag Science, Landscaping, Turfgrass or related field.
    • 85-day minimum working days

    Send Resumes to:

    David Beik, Superintendent

    10868 50th Street

    Burlington, IA, 52601

    Or

    dave@spirithollow.com

  • 11/18/2019 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Internship Opportunity- Jester Park Golf Course

    Des Moines, IA

    The Company

    C-Corporation is a private golf course management company based in Des Moines, IA. C-Corporation manages five golf courses in and around Des Moines, including: A.H. Blank Golf Course, Bright Grandview Golf Course, Jester Park Golf Course, Terrace Hills Golf Course, and Waveland Golf Course.

    The Position:

    Jester Park Golf Course is currently accepting applications for the position of Golf Course Maintenance Intern. Jester Park Golf Course is a 27-hole golf and practice facility, located just minutes north of Des Moines, IA. In 2018, Jester Park completed a total Rain Bird irrigation system installation and clubhouse expansion/renovation. 

    This position is full time (40+ hours/wk) and has a flexible length of employment. Typical schedule is 6a-2p Monday-Friday and every other weekend, but hours could vary. The golf course maintenance intern will have responsibilities in all areas of the golf course maintenance operation. Potentially including, but not limited to: golf course set up, chemical applications, irrigation system repair and operation, landscape projects, equipment operation/maintenance, daily mowing tasks, and any other duties required of a golf course grounds department.

    While some type of golf course work experience is helpful, none is required. 

    The Benefits

    Salary: $11-$13/hr based upon experience. 

    Working outdoors in a fun, fast paced environment, with a great staff. Excellent opportunity to learn and grow professionally. It is very possible this position could develop into a permanent, full time opportunity.

    To Apply/Questions

    Email your resume or question to:

    Bob Begey, Superintendent

    Jester Park Golf Course

    jpgolfgrounds@gmail.com

    Office: 515-999-2049


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