Berkshire Country Club Internship

Summer Internship
Contact Info
Andrew Dooley
Golf Course Superintendent
Berkshire Country Club
1637.Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19601
United States
Degree Not Required
Wed, 03/01/2017


Berkshire Country Club Summer Internship Job Posting

Providing Real World Experiences While Continuing Education”

Position Details:


·                Hourly Wage: $9.75/ Hour plus Overtime after 40 hours worked in a week.

·                Reports To: Golf Course Superintendent & Assistants.

·                Application Deadline (Including but not limited to: Cover Letter, Resume, Profes- sional & Personal References): March 1st  2017

·                Date Position is Available: April 1st 2017 – Ocotber 1st 2017. (Dependent on School Semesters)


Position Benefits:


·                Housing: The club will provide an apartment in the area. The apartment is fully furnished with all kitchenware, a TV in the common area, and a bed, desk and lamp in your own bedroom. The apartment will include all utilities (water, electric, A/C, trash pickup, cable, internet).


·                Work Clothing Allowance: $150 allowance for rain gear, steel tip/ waterproof boots, khaki pants/ shorts.


·                Uniforms: Uniform golf shirts will be provided along with necessary safety gear (eye and ear protection).


·                Continuing Education: Interns will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops presented by guest professionals and our management staff.


·                Employee Meals:  Lunch & dinner during work shifts.


·                Golfing Privileges:  At The Berkshire C.C. and surrounding clubs after work hours.



Job Description & Duties

Interns will be directly involved with the day to day maintenance of 18 hole private golf course and club grounds. Interns will work closely with the Superintendent and Assistants in planning, scheduling, and daily operating proce- dures. Calibration, pesticide applications, fertilizing and water management will be the core of a summer internship. The opportunity to lead small crews and motivate staff members will help interns prepare for their next step as an Assistant-In-Training or Assistant Superintendent. Candidates can expect to work typically 50-70 hours per week with a 3 day weekend scheduled off every 3 weeks (9 days off all summer). Interns who are entering their final year in their educational program could potentially be offered an entry level position as a manager following their intern- ship and graduation.




·                Education Requirements: Enrolled in a Turfgrass Management certificate program or Turfgrass Sci- ence bachelor’s degree.


·                Experience Requirements: Golf course experience preferred, but not required. Will teach students who want to learn, have a positive attitude and driven to complete the assigned task to the best of their abil- ity.


·                Special Skills & Character Traits: An intern must be a team player, communicate effectively with others and have a strong passion for maintaining member/ guest conditions on a daily basis. An intern must possess a “can do” attitude with the drive and ambition to help the team in achieving the goals set forth for the Green Department.


Course Information & Club Profile

Berkshire Country Club is a private facility that is rich in tradition, founded in 1899, began as a 9 hole golf course in the Reading suburb of Wyomissing. In 1902, the club purchased land in Bern Township where John Reid laid out 9 holes on 60 acres.  In 1916, world renowned architect and recently inducted into the golf hall of fame, Willie Park, Jr. was hired to design an 18 hole golf course over the existing 9 holes with additionally purchased land. The club is well known for its family oriented activities which include golfing, swimming and tennis. The golf course consists of 33 Acres of ryegrass fairways/ practice area and 6 Acres of poa/bent greens and tees. Last year the the member- ship approved the installation of a new, state of the art, irrigation system. The project was completed in December 2016 and the system will be utilized in the 2017 golf season. Three greens have also been reshaped to increase pin positions and to make the game more enjoyable for the membership. Interns can expect to aid in the programming of the new irrigation system and conditioning of the newly contoured greens.


Mail or E-Mail Applications To:


Andrew Dooley
Golf Course Superintendent
1637 Bernville Road Reading, PA 19601
Office Phone: 610-374-2952


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