Superbowl Internship

Contact Info
Degree Not Required
Fri, 10/25/2013

The Toro Company is pleased to announce the 12th annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program.  In January 2014, one lucky student will travel to East Rutherford, NJ, expense free, to help the grounds crew prepare the field for the biggest day in football.

To be considered for the program, you must complete and submit the application form, as well as a 500-word typed essay, describing where you see yourself, professionally, in 5 years and what you hope to accomplish during that period.  Also required - your work history/resume and a reference from a professor, teacher or employer. Please do not submit additional items such as videos or pictures as these will not be considered a part of the application process.

As a winner, you will experience first-hand what it takes to prepare the field for the Super Bowl.  You will work with Ed Mangan, George Toma and the rest of the grounds crew prior to the big day.  You must be available to work from Sunday, January 26 through Monday, February 3, 2014.

Ed Mangan is the field director at Turner Field in Atlanta, home of Atlanta Braves baseball club and the Turfgrass consultant to the NFL.  George Toma has served as a consultant and advisor to prepare the field for every SuperBowl played.

You can expect a variety of experiences including:

Synthetic turf maintenance
Field lining
Logo painting
Field preparation for media day
Half time preparation and clean-up

Entries must be received by Friday, October 25, 2013.  You must be enrolled in at least the second year of a 2-year turf program or in at least the junior year of a 4-year turf program.  Application must include the signature of your school advisor or representative. 

Winner will be announced Friday, November 22, 2013.

Application forms are available online at:

Questions can be e-mailed to

Good luck!