Somerset Patriots Grounds Crew Internship

Position:  The Somerset Patriots have internships available for students interested in sports turf management for 2019.  A flexible start / end date is provided for students with ideal candidates available immediately after spring semester and able to work up to one week prior to fall semester.  Interns are responsible for working all scheduled home games and events plus some non-game days averaging 15-20 workdays per month and will receive compensation and college credit where applicable.  Applicants must be available for an in-person interview at TD Bank Ballpark.

Job Description:  Assist head groundskeeper with maintaining a professional baseball field including infield dirt and mound care, painting, mowing, tarp pulls, landscaping, set up for batting practice / games, and other duties as assigned.  Training is provided on various grounds equipment and students will also gain experience in turf pest diagnosis and planning of cultural practices such as seeding, fertilizer applications and irrigation management.  Interns must be willing to work long hours in various weather conditions including nights, weekends, and some holidays.  Typical game day hours are approximately 9AM-11PM.


  • Positive attitude with willingness to learn and work hard in a professional environment
  • Must be 18 yrs or older and physically fit for job
  • Enrollment in a turf management or related program
  • Must reside within reasonable commuting distance of ballpark

To Apply:  Send resume AND cover letter to Dan Purner, Head Groundskeeper at [email protected]

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