Horticulture and Landscape Internship, Onsite


Augusta National Golf Club
2604 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30904
United States

Job Description

The horticulture intern program at Augusta National Golf Club is a comprehensive opportunity designed to provide hands-on experience and knowledge in various aspects of horticulture, including plant health care, landscape development, and landscape maintenance. Throughout the program, interns will be able to work alongside experienced professionals, be involved in innovative and industry-leading horticultural processes, and contribute to ongoing projects. They will develop valuable skills, expand their knowledge of horticulture, and gain practical experience that will prepare them for future careers in the field. Some highlights include:

Plant Health Care:

  • Diagnose/identify/treat plant diseases, pests, and abiotic issues.
  • Use pneumatic soil fracturing to break up compacted soils.
  • Operate pneumatic soil excavation tools to rejuvenate and amend poor soils.
  • Post-installation care of all newly planted ornamentals and trees.
  • Enhance the member experience throughout the season with floral displays.
  • Maintain all floral displays and hanging baskets during The Masters Tournament.

Landscape Development:

  • Gain insight into the principles of landscape design including site analysis, plant selection, and layout.
  • Installation of large ornamentals and trees on new and existing landscapes.
  • Operation of large equipment including loaders, tractors, and lifts.

Landscape Operations:

  • All aspects of maintaining landscapes including pruning, landscape bed preparation, watering, and mulching.
  • Learn proper techniques for maintaining different types of plant material.

Physical Demands

  • Constantly required to use arms, hands, and fingers to manage or lift items to 50 pounds and/or drive a golf cart.
  • Constantly required to stand and walk, climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or reach with hands and arms.
  • Use vision to perform an activity such as but not limited to preparing and analyzing data and figures, visual inspection involving property maintenance, hazards, and safety violations, and/or operation of machines or golf carts (including inspection).

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates outdoor equipment properly and follows Club safety procedures. Notifies the manager or grounds mechanics of equipment malfunctions or necessary equipment maintenance.
  • Abides by and performs work tasks in compliance with Club procedures and local and state regulations. Maintains confidentiality in all departments.
  • Bring forward ideas to help improve efficiency within the department.
  • Performs other duties, which are deemed by management to be an integral part of the job.

Qualifications:

Skills/Knowledge/Attributes:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.
  • Possess the ability to learn and operate basic landscaping equipment.

Relative Experience/Education:

  • High school graduate or equivalency required.
  • Currently a student enrolled in a Horticulture program or a related field of study at a college, university, or technical school program.

Required License(s):

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and/or complete the Club’s internal motor vehicle training program.

Projected Work Schedule:

Must be available for a varying work schedule to include days, evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.

This position is eligible for housing provided by the Augusta National Golf Club.