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Abenaqui Country Club
Rye Beach, NH
Phone: 603 964-5563
About the Club: Abenaqui Country Club offers a private facility rich in tradition and unsurpassed elegance. Abenaqui is located on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, surrounded by pristine woodland and gentle ocean breezes.
Established in 1903, our club is available to members and their guests for golf, tennis and social activities. Our facilities include a world-class 6,697 yard (par 72) golf course, four Har-tru tennis courts, and a magnificent clubhouse and dining room. We are pleased to welcome staff, members and guests to an enjoyable and truly memorable club experience.
Career Opportunities: Abenaqui Country Club welcomes students who desire a professional work environment that will provide excellent training towards their hospitality career. Abenaqui is established as the New Hampshire seacoast leading private country club with a reputation of excellence. The member and guest experience is unmatched in the standards and consistency of quality service. Candidates who are self motivated to acquire the skills and attributes that will build a foundation for future career success are encouraged to apply. The majority of interns will work during the summer, but spring and fall internships are also available. Abenaqui Country Club is very flexible with the start and ending dates of the internship. Also, we will customize the internship criteria to meet the individual need of the student.
Bald Peak Colony Club
PO Box 201
Melvin Village NH 03850
Contact: Christian W. Coulter, CCM, General Manager
E – Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Club: Seasonal Private Country Club on Lake Winnipesaukee. Club features formal and informal dining and function space, 18 hole golf course, 5 tennis courts, 30 overnight guest rooms, and beach facilities.
Career Opportunities: Assistant Dining Room Manager, Dining Room Service, Management Intern, Rotational Intern, Bartender, Front Desk Clerk, Servers, Food Runner
Lake Sunapee Yacht Club
34 Stone End Road
P.O. Box 329
Sunapee, NH 03782
Contact: Frances Piatt, CCM, General Manager
Phone: 603-763-5961 or 941-924-0041
About the Club: Lake Sunapee Yacht Club is a private, member owned seasonal yacht club with 425 members. The club is open from mid June until Labor Day. The club has 5 Har-Tru tennis courts. The club is a family oriented facility that offers extensive youth programs including swimming, sailing and tennis lessons. Lake Sunapee Yacht Club has a large Star class racing fleet. In August 2009 the Club will host three regattas: The Western Hemisphere Youth Championships, The Sunapee Open and the 12th District Championships.
Restaurant operates: Lunch is served from a snack bar seven days a week. Dinner is served 4 nights per week.
Career Opportunities: Kitchen - Line Cooks, Prep Cooks & Dishwashers. Dining room positions – Food and Beverage Supervisor, Snack bar Attendants, Wait staff, Bussers and Bartenders. Custodial/Maintenance and tennis court maintenance. Youth Sailing Instructors Juniors Lessons Coordinator/Receptionist
Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club
1 Lake Winnipesaukee Drive,
New Durham, NH 03855
Contact: David Przybylski, General Manager
About the Club: Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club is an exclusive seasonal private golf club in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire just outside of Wolfeboro. The club features two dining rooms, full service bar, quick service patio, 18 hole golf course and practice facility. Limited function schedule and offers Monday golf outings. Placed in the Top Ten Best New Private Clubs in the country by Golf Digest in 2004 and is currently #2 in the state of New Hampshire.
Career Opportunities:Restaurant Supervisor, Club Management Interns / Food and Beverage Interns, Service Staff, Bartenders, Line Cooks, Outside Golf Staff
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
156 Western Ave.
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Contact: Jim Matel Club Manager
About the Club: Private seasonal Yacht Club on the Mid Coast of Maine, 90 seat dining room and bar overlooking West Boothbay Harbor. The Club offers 85 moorings with launch service and two clay tennis courts. Dining Room opens in early June and goes through early September. Lunch and Dinner 6 days a week.
Career Opportunities: Executive Chef, Dining Room Bar Manager, Waitstaff and Barstaff seasonal positions. (early June through early September) Waterfront housing available.
Edgartown Yacht Club
One Dock Street
P.O. Box 1309
Edgartown, MA 02539
Contact: William Roman, Club Manager
Phone: 508 627-4361
Fax: 508 627-7565
About the Club: Located on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown Yacht Club provides an exceptional club experience to approximately 900 members in the summer season. Fine Dining, Sailing, Tennis, and other programs are offered at four separate facilities that make up the Club. The main Clubhouse is prominently located on Edgartown Harbor and houses a 160 seat Dining Room and 40 seat Snack Bar. On the edge of town, the Tennis Facility includes 11 tennis courts and tennis clubhouse.
Career Opportunities: Receptionists, Wait Staff & Bar Staff, Cooks, Snack Bar Attendants, full time, part time, seasonal positions are available.
2 Irving Avenue
PO Box 392
Contact: Scott Smith, Geneeral Manager
About the Club: The Hyannisport Club was formed in 1897 as a 9 hole course which was expanded to 18 by the early1900s; we are now a 500 member private club with a 6,053yard 18 hole course and 6 tennis courts on 187 acres along Nantucket sound. Our family centered club which has welcomed presidential and celebrity players, high school golf-team practices, serious amateurs and casual golf enthusiasts is seasonal with Club house operation from early May through Thanksgiving weekend. We serve a la carte lunches and dinners 7 days a week in the peak season with many weekly golf and social events through the year – both member and non member.
Career Opportunities: Experienced, outgoing servers and bartenders for full time or part time employment with or without internship opportunities.
Marlborough Country Club
200 Concord Rd.
Marlborough, MA, 01752
Contact: Jeffrey Lawson, General Manager
Co-Op: Sales and Marketing
Marlborough Country Club is a family oriented semi-private club located west of Boston with over 400 members. The Club is open 10 months a year and features an 18 hole Wayne Stiles and Geoffrey Cornish Design championship course. Amenities include a 30,000 square foot Clubhouse with a full-service dining room, bar, function facilities accommodating from up to 200 people for weddings, functions, golf outings, social events, board room, golf pro shop, and snack bar. Members and the public enjoy many activities such as a full schedule of Men's, Ladies, and junior golf events, as well as social, holiday, and children's events.
Developing and implementing the marketing and sales campaigns, with guidance from the management team, to drive the club's membership and banquet sales for private events, golf outings, social gatherings, and other member and non-member related activities. The position is responsible for developing, planning and implementing outbound campaigns and events, working closely with club committees and the GM. The successful candidate is a highly motivated team player with a passion for marketing, sales and event management. Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills as well as strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to generate accurate and detailed reports required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, solve problems quickly and calmly, and possess a strong work ethic.
• Ability to conceive of and marketing campaigns and promote new concept to drive revenues.
• Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.
• Interact with outside planners, vendors for event setup.
• Manage existing accounts and follow up with client re-solicitation to capture future business.
• Plan and execute special events in conjunction with the Management team.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Excellent personal presentation
December 20, 2011
Candidates who do not meet the above criteria may be rejected. Qualified candidates will send a resume, cover letter and other data to:
Marlborough Country Club
200 Concord Road, Marlborough MA 01752
Nashawtuc Country Club
1861 Sudbury Road
Concord, MA, 01742
Contact: Richard G. Shultz, CCM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
About the Club: Nashawtuc Country Club is located on the town line separating Concord and Sudbury, MA, just 20 minutes west of Boston. Concord is a town rich in cultural heritage, famous as both the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution and home of authors Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau. The Old North Bridge is the site the British were turned back on their march west and is managed by the Minute Man National Historic Park. Concord and Sudbury are conveniently located one hour from the Atlantic Ocean, the White Mountains and minutes from Boston’s rich cultural sites, the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins. This is one of the country’s top quality of life communities. The Club is open 6 days per week, 11 months per year. The entire club budget exceeds $7M.
The 50 year old Club is owned by the 700 members and has 350 golfing memberships. The average age of members is 54 and has been trending younger every year. The Club is very family oriented with strong participation in all levels of golf skills. Currently there is a wait list of 40 members. The Clubhouse has a Grille Room, Ballroom, Pub and other dining and meeting rooms
and bars. Additionally, there are locker rooms and a health club located in the Clubhouse. Other buildings include a Golf Pro Shop, Snack bar, Pool & bathhouse, Tennis & Pro Shop and intern housing.
Career Opportunities: Interns will work primarily in Food & Beverage management. Week long experiences during the internship will also focus on one week each in golf operations, golf course maintenance and pool/tennis operations. Experience will include working with committees, a Board meeting, membership and budgeting. Experience can also be customized. A “special project” is expected to be completed by and intern.
Pay will vary between $10/$12 per hour depending on housing needs. Housing is also available to students who make early commitments. Golf and Greens interns are also on site. GM Shultz has mentored over 20 interns across his 25 year career.
Old Sandwich Golf Club (Convenient to Boston and Cape Cod, MA)
41 Doublebrook Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360
Contact Person: Drew W. Ford CCM, Club Manager
About the Club: New, upscale, and very private golf club with about 120 members and growing. This seasonal club is owned by six businessmen with extremely sound financial backing. Our 18-hole course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, opened in August 2004 and has received the highest of accolades. In September 2007, Golf Magazine ranked us #45 on its “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” and #77 on its “Top 100 in the World.” In 2008, Golf Digest ranked us #15 on its list of “Top 100 Modern (post 1960) Golf Courses in the U.S.” We feature a world-class golf Teaching Center, three 4-bedroom cottages for overnight accommodations, a 19,000 square-foot Clubhouse with 2 restaurants and bars, and outstanding locker room facilities. Residential home-building sites are offered to members.
Career Opportunities: Dining Room/F&B Servers, Bar Staff (T.I.P.S. training a must), Wait/ Event Staff, Housekeeping Staff, Culinary Staff, Outside Golf, Valet and Grounds Staff. Full and Part Time Opportunities are available from May 1st through September 30th. Interested candidates should please e-mail their resumes to Drew Ford, CCM for consideration.
Oyster Harbors Club
2067 Oyster Harbors
Osterville, MA 02655
Contact: Jeff Barry, Food and Beverage Manager
Phone: 508 428-3131
Web: www.oysterharborclub.org (password restricted)
About the Club: Founded in 1925, Oyster Harbors is a private, member owned club located on Cape Cod. The club is open from April to mid December.
Career Opportunities: Event Manager, Hostess, Bar staff, Wait/Function staff, Culinary staff and Day Camp staff. Full and part time opportunities are available. Interested candidates should e-mail their resumes to email@example.com.
The Country Club
191 Clyde Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Contact: Kristen LaCount, Clubhouse Manager
Phone: (617) 566-0244 x 303
About the Club: The Country Club is not only the oldest country club in the United States, it is one of the largest in the Northeast. Nestled on 236 acres of land, just a few miles from Boston, TCC has approximately 1300 members. Our year-round club provides many facilities including 27 holes of golf, 5 indoor tennis courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, paddle & squash courts, an olympic-sized swimming pool with a cafe, curling, skeet shooting, skating & hockey and 5 guest rooms.
Some facts on The Country Club:
• TCC was established in 1882 as an equestrian and social club and golf was not introduced until 1893.
• TCC is one of the founding clubs of the United States Golf Association. The Country Club has hosted 15 USGA competitions, of the 15 USGA competitions, 5 of them were U.S. Amateurs and 3 U.S. Opens (1913, 1963, 1988). The Country Club was also host to the 1999 Ryder Cup Matches.
• TCC hosted the Massachusetts Golf Association Mens Amateur Golf Tournament in 2003.
• The Clubhouse has one formal and one informal dining area with a full wine cellar, as well as function facilities.
• The kitchen facility is managed by a professional culinary team, actively involved with the American Culinary Federation.
• On-site housing for 30 employees is available and the Club is accessible by public transportation being only 15 minutes West of Boston.
Career Opportunities: Summer internship positions for hospitality students interested in club management. Internships include rotations throughout the Club’s many departments and educational seminars. Housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Vineyard Golf Club
100 Clubhouse Lane
PO Box 9
Edgartown, MA 02539
Contact: Dean Lavoie
Phone: 508 627-8930
Fax: 508 627-7732
About the Club: Vineyard Golf Club is a private golf course located in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. As one of the most environmentally sensitive golf courses ever built in the United States, the Vineyard Golf Club is a unique and exciting venture. The course, designed by Donald Steel, is a traditional links style course, with sodded, revetted walled bunkers. He used the natural undulations in the ground and trees to frame the hole, much like a picture.
In the maintenance program, conventional pesticides have been replaced with bio-stimulants and composted fertilizers. In January, Jeff Carlson, Golf Course Superintendent, received the President's Award for Environmental Stewardship from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. He was previously awarded the "Environmental Leader in Golf’" for Private Clubs from Golf Digest/GCSAA.
The Clubhouse features a dramatic entry in natural birch paneling with a curved balcony. The floors are custom-made wide plank, hand scraped, hand beveled hickory. Beautifully furnished rooms complete the very high-end finishing throughout the building. The dining room is reputed to be one of the finest on the Island.
Career Opportunities: Wait staff, Bartenders, Line Cooks, Snack Bar Attendants, Golf Operations. (All positions are seasonal May to October and some positions have housing included. All positions are provided a uniform, meals and a competitive wage.
West Chop Club of Martha's Vineyard
P.O. Box 2009
162 Iroquois Avenue
Vineyard Haven, MA 02564
Contact: Linda Malcouronne, General Manager
E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Club: The West Chop Club is an exclusive, seasonal resort club. Facilities include 21 guest rooms and suites, nine tennis courts, salt water beaches,dining rooms,catering facilities, general store and Post Office, children's programs,playground and much more. 250 member families own secondary homes in the surrounding area. On site employee housing, with meals, is available.
Management style can be summed up in 3 sentences;
The guests/members sign our paychecks.
The employees are our greatest asset.
Only dead people don't make mistakes.
Career Opportunities: (Seasonal) Guest Service/Front Office, Wait Staff, Maintenance/Grounds keeping, Cooks (experience required), Retail/Postal Supervisor.
Internships available: Rooms Division, Food and Beverage, Retail.
Excellent compensation package offered to qualified candidates. Must be willing to commit to working from mid-June through mid-September, at minimum.
P.O. Box 249
107 Seaview Avenue
Osterville, MA 02655
Contact: Sandy Fontaine/HR Assistant
About the Club Wianno Club is a family oriented seasonal social and sporting resort club serving some of the finest families in New England since 1916. Facilities include 47 hotel rooms, nine tennis courts, Donald Ross design golf course and children’s day camp. Our Cape Cod location features both fresh and salt water beaches. Employee housing is available.
Career Opportunities: Bell Staff, Night Audit, Servers and Captains. Effective dates 5/10/2011 thru 10/15/2011. All dates are flexible.
Winchester Country Club
468 Mystic Street
Winchester MA 01891
Contact: Charles Grandon, Clubhouse Manager
About the Club: Member Owned Private Club 6 miles from down town Boston, Featuring an 18-hole Donald Ross Golf Course, Tennis Facility, Pool and Busy Clubhouse.
Career Opportunities (including professional and internship): Pool Terrace Dining Manager / Summer Internship; must be available Memorial Day to Labor Day, must be able to lead and motivate a collage age staff, and create upbeat environment. Able candidate will possibly cross train with dining and function teams.
Conanicut Yacht Club
40 Bay View Drive,
Jamestown, RI 02835
Contact: Barry Stacer, Club Manager
About the Club: Founded in 1892, family oriented yacht club with active junior programs.
Full time foodservice June through September.
Career Opportunities:Line cooks and Wait staff: experience is not essential, but commitment to member service is.
Shelter Harbor Golf Club
One Golf Club Drive
Charlestown, RI 02891
Contact: Gerry O’Callaghan, General Manager
About the Club: Shelter Harbor ranked 24th on Golfweek’s Best list of New Courses that opened in 2005-2007, according to results released in the October 20 issue of Golfweek, and was the only Rhode Island course to make the list, and is only one of two courses in New England to be ranked in the top 30.
Career Opportunities: Positions available for aspiring hospitality students in the private club industry. Educational and rewarding internships at a high end golf club with exposure to all departments of the operation.
The Quechee Club
P.O. Box 1301
Quechee, VT 05059
Contact: Juliann Osterlund, Human Resources Manager
About the Club: Premier Four Season Resort Community located on 6,000 acres in the rolling foothills of the Green Mountains. 36 Holes of Championship caliber golf, Nordic and Alpine Ski facilities, Full Service Golf and Tennis Proshops, Recreation Department, Formal and Informal Dining facilities and a 50 acre lake with beach and boating amenities.
Career Opportunities: Interns (Club, Golf, Recreation, Food and Beverage, Tennis, Golf) Food and Beverage Shift Supervisor (Seasonal)
Vermont National Country Club
1227 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Contact: Christopher Barron
About the Club: A privately owned upscale country club that offers golf, tennis, swinning and dining to the membership of 300 families. The Clubhouse has a 120 seat dining room which can expand to 175 for functions. The club also operates a beverage cart for the golf course and a shack bar at the pool. The club is open six days per week during the summer schedule.
Career Opportunities: Club Management Interns / Food and Beverage Interns, Service Staff, Bartenders, Line Cooks, Outside Golf Staff
Fishers Island Club
1 Main Street
Fishers Island, NY 06390
Contact: Patricia Schiestl
Phone: 631 788-7225
Fax: 631 788-5672
About the Club Opened in 1927, the Fishers Island Club is a private golf, tennis and beach club located on secluded Fishers Island, New York. Located in Long Island Sound, just off the coast of New London, CT. The club has 450 members, has food and beverage revenues of $1.1M and the golf course is ranked in the top 25 in the country.
Career Opportunities: Waitstaff, Buser, Snack Bar Attendants, Bar Staff, Broiler Cook Pantry and Experienced Front Desk Position
Seasonal – May 18 – October 12
Room and board is included
Interested candidates please email resumes to the email address above
An internship is defined as a career or major related work experience usually lasting a semester or longer. It includes any experience during which students learn by taking on responsible roles as workers in organizations and observing and reflecting on the daily activities at the work site. An internship can be different from a job because it provides you with experience that relates to and enhances your college study. This means that you only have approximately three to five months to make the most out of your internship position! Let this listing be a guide to help you in selecting the right club and management style for you.
How this internship directory can work for you on a step - by - step basis
The internships are listed alphabetically by state. Use the Table of Contents for help in selecting the state(s) that you are interested in working in. Once you have located this information, look at each club individually and see what they can offer you.
Club Name, Address, Phone Number and e - mail:
Clubs have provided us with information on how to best reach them. This background information allows you to do some research on the clubs facilities, membership and location. Electronic resumes are readily being accepted everywhere! Just be sure that yours is easy to download. Also, always remember to send an original copy of your resume and cover letter to the contact that is listed.
This person has been delegated by the club to be the contact person for their internship program. Send all correspondence to the indicated party and verify that they received your information.
Be sure to stay within these guidelines if specified by the club. Many clubs have extensive internship programs and they will need time to screen and evaluate their candidates who responded during within the recommend deadline dates. However in retrospect, if you have missed the deadline, if does not hurt to call or e - mail the contact person to see if there are any positions still available. Very often there are!
Internships: Paid and Unpaid
Internships come in all shapes, sizes and colors and some of these great networking opportunities will be unpaid. While it is great (and often necessary) to receive a paycheck each week, do not underestimate the power and glory of the unpaid intern. There are many options available to students who need to fund their own financial needs. Look into financial aid grants through your university, published resources on individual grants, scholarships and fellowships or consider taking a part time job. Keep in mind that clubs may offer room and board free of charge in place of a paycheck. It is expected that you are going to need some way to feed yourself, pay your bills and live. But you may find a way to make that unpaid internship pay off after all. Unpaid internships often lead to great well - paid permanent positions. In addition, many schools also offer credit for your summer internship. Before accepting a position be sure to discuss this with your prospective club. Cross check the requirements set forth by your school and make sure the club can meet those requirements.
Housing and Travel
One great incentive that clubs are offering to students is housing. Decide geographically where you would like to work and if that means traveling from Alaska to South Dakota, than so be it. Use your internship as an opportunity to learn as well as to travel to parts of the country/world that you would not otherwise have had the opportunity to. Be sure to use your resources to fully investigate the club, especially when you are looking to relocate. If this listing indicates that there is no specific housing available, be sure to inquire with the club¹s contact. They may have some housing suggestions for you. They will be a great help in finding adequate housing during your interim stay.
Managers understand that schools run on different schedules so very often they are flexible with start and end dates. However, be upfront with your supervisor as to when you will be starting or leaving your position. Clubs depend on their seasonal staff to be available for some of their busier times of the year (Mother's Day, Labor Day, Easter) and they will need to be able to plan accordingly to make sure that they have adequate staffing for the event.
This section was designed to give students an insight on what each club has to offer in the way of amenities. Club facilities ranging from tennis courts to dining facilities can be found in this section. Continue your research with the club itself. See if they have a website listing where you can further acquaint yourself with the club. Use this information as part of your preparation for your interview.
Some clubs take the liberty of listing several of the duties and responsibilities that will be expected of their interns. Many of these clubs have very extensive internship programs while others may be looking for some part time work. This directory should act as your guide in finding what you are looking for in an intern position. After finding a company that you are interested in, be sure to have the right tools such as a resume, cover letter and interview techniques to get the position. NECMA/CMAA has many resources for these job search tools. Feel free to contact us for further information. The best way to find your ideal post graduation job is to practice and an internship is a great way to discover if this type of work is right for you. Good luck in your studies and in your search for a great internship. It's competitive world out there. Use your internship as an advantage for your future job searches.
For more information on the New England Internship Program, please write the NECMA Internship Chairperson at email@example.com.
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