Farmington Country Club’s internship programs offer exceptionally rewarding opportunities for hospitality management and culinary arts students interested in pursuing careers in club management.
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- This internship provides training in clubhouse 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.
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 they relate to the private club industry.
Golf Course Maintenance Internship
- Golf Course Maintenance interns are exposed to all areas of golf course maintenance in a large, private club environment. Through a hands-on approach, interns learn irrigation scheduling, operation, and repair; fertilizer and chemical applications; general course setup; tournament preparation; construction and renovation; mower and machinery maintenance; staff supervision.
Professional Golf Management
- Professional Golf Management interns will learn all aspects of day-to-day operations within the golf department. Interns will also gain an overview of the private club industry as well as insight into what it takes to run a top golf operation.
Sports and Recreation Management
- Sports and Recreation Management interns will be exposed to the operations of selected sports and recreation departments (golf, racquet sports, fitness, aquatics, youth programs) in a large, private club environment, to supplement an academic program in sports and recreation management or related field.
- 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.
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. The apartments are located approximately two miles from the Club. A weekly payroll deduction covers each intern’s use of the apartment.
Winter Externship Program
Farmington Country Club is currently undergoing several new and exciting construction projects. As a result, the Winter Externship Program is temporarily on hold. In the meantime, interested students are encouraged to check out and apply for Farmington’s Summer Internship Programs listed above.
Farmington’s week-long externship program has provided hands-on learning and professional development to future hospitality leaders for more than a decade. The program is designed for hospitality management students who are CMAA chapter members considering careers in club management.
- Experience first-hand the daily operations of a large, complex private club
- Interact and network 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
For more information about Farmington's internship program, please contact:
Human Resources Manager
Farmington Country Club
1625 Country Club Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901