Seasonal Internship

  • Internship
  • Cleveland, OH
  • $ 15/hr. with time and a half paid after 40-hour week

Cleveland Browns/Pioneer Athletics – Seasonal Internship

The Cleveland Browns and Pioneer Athletics are seeking a highly motivated turf management student for the upcoming 2024 Season. This internship offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work closely with the Browns field staff and in the Research and Development Department of Pioneer Athletics. This candidate will gain hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-paced environment of a professional football team and participate in R&D projects. Applicants must be enrolled in coursework working toward a degree in Turf Grass Management or related field and be currently enrolled or recently graduated from a 2 or 4-year university in a turf program.

This is a paid internship from May 15th through August 15th with flexibility based on your school schedule. College students finishing school in May are also encouraged to apply.

Accepting resumes through December 8, 2023.
A reference letter from your professor or an individual connected to your course studies should be included with your submission. Applicants will be contacted beginning starting in December for phone interviews.

 Key Responsibilities of this Internship:

  • Maintain a professional NFL stadium field, and landscape including mowing, painting, fertilizing and cultivating activities;
  • Maintain the sports field at a Research Facility located nearby;
  • Participate in research and development projects with a research company;
  • Work and learn about a variety of synthetic and natural grasses such as Bermuda, Rye, Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass;
  • Sod work, fertilization and pest management; and
  • Repair and maintain the field when team is away; and basic maintenance and care of field equipment.

Skills Required:

  • Coursework toward college or graduate degree in Turf Grass Management or related field;
  • Available to work minimum of 40 hours per week, weekends and holidays;
  • Requires extensive physical labor in all weather conditions;
  • Ability to operate grounds and landscape maintenance equipment;
  • Ability to push/pull/lift/move 50+ pounds and be exposed to temperature extremes; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the staff of the Cleveland Browns and Pioneer Athletics;

Compensation: $15/hour with time and a half paid after 40-hour week. Candidate is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours/week. Housing and transportation not included.

Work Authorization: Must be eligible to work in the United States.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Send resume and reference letter to: Marletta J. Lewis, Director of Human Resources, Pioneer Athletics, mlewis@pioneerathletics.com.

To apply for this job email your details to mlewis@pioneerathletics.com