Grounds Intern

  • Internship
  • Memphis, TN
  • $ 15/hr. plus overtime

The Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, are seeking 2 highly motivated, and hardworking individuals for the 2024 season. This internship is designed to help teach individuals and help them advance their careers in the turf industry. Grounds interns will learn and assist in the management, planning, and implementation of the agronomic program for AutoZone Park. The grounds interns will assist with the daily maintenance of the playing surface, including the upkeep of landscaped areas in the ballpark, to ensure that it is up to professional standards. The grounds interns will play a key role in the execution of all on-field events including Memphis Redbirds baseball games, Memphis 901FC soccer matches, field conversions, and additional events.

Essential Duties:

  • General duties include, but are not limited to mowing, fertilizing, maintaining, and rebuilding pitching mounds and home plate areas, dragging and moisture management of infield skin, field marking, edging, aerating, topdressing, verticutting, replacing sod, and tarping
  • Other duties will include maintaining grass seating areas and batter’s eye area
  • Learn how to develop/implement maintenance and fertility schedules
  • Help train the game day grounds crew members
  • Learn and take an active role in the baseball/soccer field conversion process
  • Report field issues such as turf stress, disease, irrigation problems, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year program in Turfgrass Management or related field is preferred, but not required
  • Be open and willing to learn all facets of turf and clay maintenance

Working conditions and physical requirements:

  • Flexibility to work extended hours including nights, weekends, and some holidays
  • Must be able to engage in strenuous activity including lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Capable of working in variable weather conditions including extreme heat and rain showers

Please submit cover letters and resumes to Tylor Meppelink, Manager, Field Operations via email to tmeppelink@memphisredbirds.com.

To apply for this job email your details to tmeppelink@memphisredbirds.com