• Internship Program

    • Robert Trent Jones Golf Club offers a summer internship within our golf course maintenance operation. Most of our students are enrolled in two or four year turf grass degree or related programs. The internship program has seen over 35 students throughout the past 8 years coming from all over the world. We have many past students who have moved on to become very successful within the Turfgrass industry.

      During the course of an internship students will receive training and gain valuable experience for the future. We manage the program as an extension to the classroom studies. This gives the students an opportunity to use their knowledge in a work environment.

      Pesticide & Fertilizer Applications

      During an internship at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club you will gain a great deal of experience from our Integrated Pest Management program. This will include spray rig operation, calibration, application rates and tank mixing.


      Water Management

      Our water management philosophy here at RTJGC is a high management program. This involves micro management on all areas of the golf course. The aim is to keep the playing conditions hard and fast. This means all surfaces are monitored throughout the day checking for moisture. There is a dedicated crew of up to 30 people continually checking the surfaces. We break the golf course into sections. This is where the interns will be given the responsibility of managing a section of greens throughout a heat stress period.


      Irrigation Repair & Maintenance

      The experience that you will gain in this field will be extensive, you will be involved in all aspects of irrigation work. We are always fine tuning our irrigation system throughout the year, continuously checking flow of nozzles and installing new irrigation lines.


      Course Setup

      Our golf course setup meets tournament standards on a daily basis. We change cups and move tee markers while taking into consideration play-ability and the balance of play. We are constantly monitoring green speeds to ensure we are producing the best possible putting surfaces.


      Renovation

      You will play a major role in all aspects of renovation, including duties of aerating, top dressing and fertilizing.


      In August 2016, we began a six-week-long Roundup/Fusilade program to eradicate common Bermuda grass in fairways and intermediate rough.  After six applications of Roundup/Fusilade, dead Bermuda was removed and sodded-out with 007 Bentgrass.    

      Construction Projects

      In late 2014, we completed a total reconstruction of our bunkers.  We implemented the Better Billy Bunker technology.  This has significantly improved the aesthetic value and playability of our bunkers.  Additionally, in October 2016, we completed a redesign/renovation of our Short Game Practice Facility.  This included a redesign and re-grassing of both target greens as well as a fairway expansion from the putting greens to the target greens.



      Machinery Operation

      You will gain a great deal of experience on all types of walking and riding mowers, greens rollers, sand pros and tractors.


      Ornamental Care and Planting

      We have 10 acres of ornamental beds that add to the beauty of the golf course. There is a dedicated crew that looks after all these areas.

      Career Development

      The experience you will gain at RTJGC will greatly benefit your future career prospects, and help you to make that next step on your career path. 

      PAST INTERN PROJECTS


      Member-Guest Putting Green

      New Tee Seeding

      Construction on Hole 2

      Better Billy Bunker System

      Benefits:

      Housing

      We provide all housing free of charge at a luxury apartment complex less than a mile from the Golf Club.

      Uniforms

      We will provide you with work shirts as part of your uniform.

      Social

      There will be many opportunities to play golf and interact with other Superintendents from the local area. You will get the chance to play in a local GCSAA Superintendent's Tournament.

      Meals

      We provide lunch five days a week.

      Scholarship

      All interns are given the opportunity to participate in the Annual RTJGC Scholarship Tournament. After the tournament there will be a dinner, in which scholarships are awarded to students that have shown enthusiasm and a willingness to learn in all facets of the golf course operations.

      Networking & Future Employment

      RTJGC is a well known Golf Club in the Mid-Atlantic region. There are many past Assistants that are now Superintendents. There are always future opportunities for employment here or in this region following a successful internship.

      PGA Tournament Event

      We successfully hosted the 2015 Quicken Loans National which was an unbelievable learning opportunity for our interns.  As part of the internship program, interns will be given the opportunity to volunteer at a PGA Tour event.

      Application Information

      To apply for the 2017 internship program please send a cover letter and resume to intern@rtjgc.com.
      Please feel free to contact us for any further information or questions.

      Scott Furlong, CGCS
      20 Turtle Point Drive
      Gainesville, VA, 20155
      Office-703-754-1750

      Assistant Superintendents,
      Joe Betcher
      Max Vickerman
      Chris McCarthy
      Office-703-754-1482


      Intern Class of 2014


      Intern Class of 2014


      Intern Class of 2013


      2016 Interns at the Quicken Loans National - Congressional Country Club


      2014 Interns at the AT&T National - Congressional Country Club


Career Opportunities

Caddie Positions

All applicants who wish to apply for caddie positions please contact 4-C Caddie Master, Kurt Seifert at 703.754.9293 or at kjseifert34@yahoo.com. Candidates must have extensive golf knowledge and prior caddie experience. Caddie positions are independent contractors not hired by Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Please do not contact Robert Trent Jones Golf Club about positions.

Dress Code

All applicants who come to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club to fill out applications or be interviewed must be appropriately dressed according the Club's dress code. Proper attire is required at all times in the common areas in and around the Clubhouse. Sloppy or shabby jeans, cut offs, T-shirts, and torn or “excessively worn-looking” clothing are prohibited. All shirts must be tucked into slacks or shorts. Jeans or cargo pants or shorts, including designer pants and shorts with side pockets are not permitted. Shorts which stop at the knee and are no shorter than 5 inches above the knee are acceptable. Ladies may wear collarless shirts as long as they are conservatively tailored. String, halter-tops and tank tops, short-shorts or mini-skirts are not allowed.

Applying for Positions at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

Applicants may apply online or come to the Front Desk between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to complete an application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. All applications and resumes will be forwarded to department management for review. Once reviewed only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.