Grey Oaks

Grey Oaks Club offers two types of internships an Area Specific Internship or a Club Management Rotational Internship. Both provide interns with an exciting, comprehensive and hands-on experience through all facets of one of the most prestigious private clubs in the country.

Learning directly from a team of veteran hospitality leaders, you will be fully immersed in the inner workings of one of the most active and highly rated Clubs in the Country.

Our internship goal is to help develop and build you into the leader that can take on the challenges of today's ever changing hospitality landscape and set you up for success in the private club and hospitality industry.

For Rotational Interns you will have the opportunity to work directly with Don Emery, our General Manager. His previous interns have gone on to become the President of CMAA (Randy Ruder), own a Fitness Club, work as department leaders of prestigious private clubs such as Los Angeles Country Club, The Country Club in Brookline MA, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, Dessert Mountain Club, Bay Hill Club & Lodge, hold top executive jobs in privately owned restaurants, and work at some of the top casinos (Harrah's) and hotels (Marriot, Hilton, Dream) in the world. For Grounds Interns you will work with Juan Gutierrez (Director of Golf Courses and Grounds), for Golf Interns you will be led by the dynamic team of Rich TerHaar and Leslye Dyke (Co-Directors of Golf). Wellness Interns will work with Les Johns (Director of Fitness and Wellness) and Racquets Interns will be under the direction of Louis Vosloo (Director of Tennis/Racquet Sports). For Catering and Special Events Kathy Bryant will lead your journey. Food and Beverage Interns will work with Anthony Hobbs (Director of Food and Beverage). Jerrod Tumbleson, Director of Membership will guide Membership interns. Housekeeping interns will work with Eric Kelly, Director of Facilities.

About Grey Oaks Country Club

Home to some of America's most accomplished fortune 500 leaders, our Members enjoy their choice of championship golf on three courses, two clubhouses, multiple restaurants, a variety of racquet sports, bocce, a resort style pool, and a 30,000 square foot wellness center. For more information please go to .

In 2019 and again in 2021, Grey Oaks earned the designation as a Platinum Club of America, placing it among the top 150 country clubs in the United States. It has also been recognized with multiple Emerald Club Awards and recently CBIA Sand Dollar Awards.

Your Choice of Two Types of Internships:

  1. Your Rotational Internship Experience includes:
  • Department Rotations (Banquet, Dining, Racquets, Golf, Housekeeping, Administration, Membership)
  • Education with Industry Professional Groups
  • Area Club Tours & Networking
  • Bi-Weekly Leadership Development Education
  • Daily Access to Club Leadership

  1. Your Area Specific Internship Experience includes
  • Work with your Department Head in one area of the Club for your entire internship to maximize your learning and advancement in a specific area
  • Education with Industry Professional Groups
  • Area Club Tours & Networking
  • Bi-Weekly Leadership Development Education
  • Daily Access to Club Leadership

You will experience all aspects of Club operations, front line roles and Mid-Management training through team leadership, and operations.

Candidate Qualifications

  • A genuine commitment to a career in the private club/hospitality industry
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and sensitive to time requirements of hospitality jobs
  • Detail-oriented, honest, respectful, dedicated, ethical, caring, positive, hard-working, punctual, and enthusiastic
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-end, professional environment
  • Good listener
  • Desire to make every member experience memorable
  • Flexible and eager to learn and take on new challenges
  • Prior club experience preferred
  • Every person joining our Club will share our Core Values:
  1. Community
  2. Integrity
  3. Respect
  4. Excellence
  5. Transparency
  6. Service and Stewardship

Educational Requirements

Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a 4-year Hospitality, Turf, Golf, Wellness or Racquets Program from an accredited University or College

Date Position Available


Other Benefits

Paid internship along with optional housing. We provide uniforms and you will be eligible for a bonus based on preset goals for education expenses.

For Rotational Internships contact: Don Emery, CCM, CCE General Manager

For Area Specific Internships contact:

Juan Guttierez Director of Golf Courses and Grounds

Rich TerHaar Co-Director of Golf or Leslye Dyke Co-Director of Golf

Les Johns Director of Fitness and Wellness

Louis Vosloo Director of Tennis and Racquet Sports

Kathy Bryant Director of Catering

Anthony Hobbs Director of Food and Beverage

Jerrod Tumbleson Director of Membership

Grey Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace

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