Sports Turf Intern

About the Columbia Fireflies: The Columbia Fireflies (Class A affiliate of the New York Mets) are a part of Hardball Capital which also owns the Chattanooga Lookouts (AA Minnesota Twins Affiliate) and the Fort Wayne TinCaps (A San Diego Padres Affiliate.) The Fireflies began play in the spring of 2016 at Segra Park (formerly Spirit Communications) in Columbia, South Carolina. The Fireflies are a member of the South Atlantic League whose season begins in April and concludes in September.

Description: The Fireflies internship position will be open to college students and recent college graduates. Interns will be required to work all 70 home games and regular non-game day office hours. Sports Turf Interns will learn various aspects of Turf Management in a Baseball setting. Segra Park is a 100% Bermuda Grass surface including Tifway 419 and Latitude 36. Reports directly to the Head Groundskeeper and Assistant Groundskeeper.


  • Ability to work in team setting or individually (both will occur)
  • Good time management skills
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to work in inclement weather conditions
  • Present yourself in a professional manner
  • Share a mutual respect to the athletes and coaching staff
  • Work all Fireflies home games and other on field events
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in all aspects of the day to day grounds operations
  • Maintain upkeep of clay surfaces including; mound, plate and infield skin
  • Mowing
  • Edging
  • Fertilizer applications
  • Installation and removal of field tarp(s)
  • Batting practice set up and break down
  • Pre-and post-game field maintenance
  • Equipment repair and upkeep
  • Assist with non-baseball events

*Applicants currently enrolled in a two or four-year Turf Management program, or with previous field maintenance experience are preferred. Seasonal or Summer availability to be discussed.*

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