We are looking to hire Sports Turf Interns for the Summer of 2023 that would run from May 1 through August 30 (flexible based on availability) and earns $15 per hour for 35 hours per week. This is a non-exempt position reporting to the Turf & Groundskeeper. Free on-site housing is available with a signed housing agreement.
ABOUT LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL
Little League Baseball and Softball is the leading nonprofit youth sports organization with 75+ years of history supporting youth baseball and softball. Little League is played in approximately 6500 communities across more than 80 countries around the world. We believe in the power of youth baseball and softball to teach life lessons that build stronger individuals and communities. Its Headquarters is located in scenic South Williamsport, PA. The 72-acre Little League complex is home to five baseball fields including Howard J. Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums, which have playing surfaces of 100% Kentucky Bluegrass. The complex hosts the annual Little League Baseball World Series every August and attracts thousands of visitors annually. It also plays host to numerous other events and tournaments throughout the summer.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SPORTS TURF INTERN
Our internship program provides a hands-on learning experience that will enhance your college classroom education. The Sports Turf Intern will work with the Turf and Groundskeeper and be exposed to all aspects of the field maintenance operation including participating in sod work, warning track maintenance, assisting with aeration throughout the season, assisting with repairing the mound, plate and bullpen clay , maintaining and repairing infield skin surfaces, assisting with fertilization, irrigation maintenance and pesticide program as appropriate, assisting with tarp pulls, assisting in field preparations which include mowing, edging, clay work, dragging and lining, and performing preventative maintenance of grounds equipment as well as participating in meetings regarding field use and game day logistics during the World Series and other games played at the complex.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE SPORTS TURF INTERN
- Applicant must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Agronomy, Turf Grass Management or related field
- Excellent work ethic
- Knowledge of baseball field dimensions and layout, preferred
- General knowledge of operating and maintaining grounds keeping equipment
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
- Frequent bending, stooping, and lifting
- Must pass criminal background check
- Flexible work schedule including holidays, evenings, and weekends, as needed
- Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat and rain
DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE STARTS HERE – ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! We are dedicated in providing a diverse, accepting, and supportive work environment that holds all employees to the highest standards of conduct, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and engagement. We strive to transform our organization into a place where employees work, thrive, and grow while supporting our collective and individual successes.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We build teams from qualified candidates regardless of their gender, background, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.