Winter Externship Program
Farmington’s week-long externship program in January provided valuable, hands-on learning and professional development for a group of CMAA student chapter members in hospitality management programs at Kansas State University, University of Missouri, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Experience first-hand the daily operations of a large, complex private club
Interact and networked with experienced Club managers, including recent hospitality management graduates who are participating in the Club’s Assistant Manager Program
Meet students from other CMAA Student Chapters
Interview for Summer Internship and Assistant Manager Program positions
Stay on-site in the Club’s overnight guest rooms
Tour area clubs
Farmington Country Club’s internship programs offer exceptionally rewarding opportunities for hospitality management and culinary arts students interested in pursuing careers in club management.
Interns learn all aspects of day-to-day operations of the various departments within a private club as well as the methods and procedures by which the departments and divisions are managed. Interns also gain an overview of the private club organization and develop insight into how departments relate to each other. Throughout the training experience, interns closely train with managers to learn effective industry practices. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to participate in staff meetings and training programs, and to attend trade shows and conferences.
Food And Beverage Internship
The Food and Beverage Internship provides training in food and beverage service in fine dining, casual dining, seasonal dining and banquet service. Interns gain knowledge of member service and hospitality management as these skills relate to the private club industry.
The Clubhouse Internship provides training in Front Office operations, which include reception, overnight guest rooms, housekeeping, laundry and security. Interns gain knowledge in member service and hospitality management as they relate to the private club industry.
Culinary Arts Internship
Culinary Arts interns learn to prepare food for fine dining, casual dining and seasonal dining outlets, and they also receive an introduction to pastry. Interns rotate through the Club’s two kitchens and the bakery, progressing through the various kitchen positions. Advanced training in pastry may be arranged.
Training Program Evaluation
At the conclusion of the training program, interns, together with the supervising manager, review and evaluate the internship experience and its applicability to the interns’ future career goals. Interns participate in the Club performance review process, which includes meeting with the supervising manager to discuss performance during the training period and to identify areas to focus on for continued professional development.
The Club provides fully-furnished apartments to interns on a space-available basis, which they share with other interns of the same sex. The apartments are located approximately two miles from the Club. A weekly payroll deduction covers each intern’s use of the apartment.
“My internship at Farmington was crucial to my development and growth as a leader. I definitely see a future for myself in this industry; there are so many opportunities within private clubs if you are dedicated and have a passion for hospitality.”
— Elizabeth Wittig
Summer Intern 2018
James Madison University, Class of 2018
"I was given resources and guidance to successfully execute a banquet event throughout my internship. I will apply my experiences from this past summer within the hospitality industry.”
— Alyssa Flens
Summer Intern 2017
Purdue University, Class of 2018
“My experience at Farmington was far greater than I imagined. I developed substantially as a leader by working with a group of talented people. Farmington was a great stepping stone that will help me tremendously long after graduation.”
— Jesse Gauvin
Summer Intern 2017
UMass Amherst, Class of 2018
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For more information about Farmington's internship program, please contact:
Human Resource Manager
Farmington Country Club
1625 Country Club Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901