Intern, Grounds / Turf Management

Major League Baseball

Vero Beach, FL, USA


Landscape Architects, Design and Grounds Management / Attention to detail and systematic way of working

Earn While You Learn

Mar 14

Intern, Grounds

at Major League Baseball

Vero Beach, Florida

The Intern, Grounds for the Jackie Robinson Training Complex (JRTC) assists with the day-to-day maintenance of ten and a half athletic fields, common areas and facility grounds for year-round events including games, practices, camps, and special events. The Inter, Grounds also assists with maintaining all landscaped areas including plants, trees, and shrubs. The Internship is designed to provide a supervised work experience for students or recent graduates to build their expertise and proficiency in turf and athletic field management, as well as enhance their problem-solving abilities. Along with baseball and softball, there will be other opportunities to work other sports and events at the complex.


  • Maintain baseball, softball and other athletic fields, landscaped areas, and facility grounds for the purpose of providing high quality, attractive and safe areas for athletic and non-athletic events.
  • Perform regular grounds maintenance tasks including but not limited to mowing, edging, raking, weeding, and trimming.
  • Prune trees, hedges, and shrubs.
  • Assist with dragging base baths, clay repair and preparation of pitching mounds and home plates
  • Setup athletic fields and equipment for practices and games.
  • Assist with field tarp placements during adverse weather conditions.
  • Perform manual labor including regular lifting of heavy objects and equipment, bending, stooping, and digging to maintain grounds.
  • Inspect, clean, and help maintain grounds keeping equipment to ensure safe and proper operating conditions.
  • Assist in proper execution of cultural practices.
  • Comply with OSHA safety standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Manager, Grounds or Manager, Grounds.


  • Be enrolled or recently graduated from a Turf Management Program or related field.
  • Eagerness to learn and advance in the industry with high attention to detail.
  • Have authorization to work in the US.
  • Have a current driver’s license.
  • Flexible work schedule. Be able to work 40+ hours per week as well as nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift/move items weighing up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to use/operate typical grounds keeping hand tools and power equipment on a regular basis for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a hands-on position in all weather extremes for extended periods of time.

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