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Groundskeeping Intern

Allen Park Training Facility, 222 REPUBLIC DR, Allen Park, Michigan, United States of America Req #128
Monday, February 17, 2020
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and are the NFL's fifth oldest franchise.

The Detroit Lions are currently seeking a Groundskeeping Intern.  This position will report to the Head Groundskeeper. 


The Groundskeeping Intern will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of the department. The Intern will gain hands on training and experience in field painting, grounds and equipment maintenance, and turf management.


This position will begin early-June and conclude late-December, working approximately 40 hours per week. Due to the unique nature of this position, the candidate must be able to work extended hours during the NFL season and mini-camps which will include working on nights, weekends and holidays. 

This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and may require travel to Ford Field in Detroit, MI.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Groundskeeping Intern will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

  • Operate small landscape machinery including lawnmowers and trimmers

  • Assist with field painting

  • Landscape bed management including pruning, mulching, and weed control

  • Basic equipment maintenance

  • Assist facilities department with parking lot maintenance and repair



  • Must be motivated, reliable, and able to work independently or as part of a team

  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Will adjust work schedule to meet departmental demands

  • Will keep appropriate information confidential

  • Will accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the objectives and essential functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the position description if they are ongoing.



  • Currently enrolled in/recently graduated from a two- or four-year program at the college level in a Turf Management, Agronomy, Landscape, or Horticulture program

  • Experience in fertilizer, pesticide and/or fungicide applications or having an applicator’s license strongly preferred

  • Candidate must be a team player and have the ability to work effectively and professionally when working independently

  • Ability and willingness to learn new equipment and systems

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to lift and move equipment.

  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed

  • Must successfully pass a background check

  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter as one attachment detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Allen Park Training Facility, 222 REPUBLIC DR, Allen Park, Michigan, United States of America