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Chevy Chase Club

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM


Chevy Chase Club is a distinctive social institution that, since

1892, has provided members, their families and guests with recreation and refuge from the stresses of daily life in the environs of our nation’s capital. The Club’s remarkable gardens, grounds, athletic venues and clubhouse facilities offer year-round enjoyment for all ages. Our professional staff strives to provide service without compromise. Members embrace a shared tradition of congeniality, high standards of personal conduct, and continuity of family association. The celebration of family, a tradition of civility and a commitment to excellent facilities and services will always be the hallmarks of Chevy Chase Club.

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CLUB OVERVIEW Chevy Chase Club is a private, full service, family-oriented country club established in 1892. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the Club’s 2,500 member families enjoy dining and social events, golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, platform tennis, fitness, aquatics, duckpin bowling, an outdoor ice rink and 18 overnight guest rooms. The Club is open for member enjoyment 365 days a year. The Club has a 15 person Board of Governors and 22 standing committees that are advisory to the Club’s professional management staff. Chevy Chase Club has 450 employees with 140 of those being full-time staff members. The Club’s gross annual revenues are $25 million with food and beverage totaling $6.7 million.

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A BRIEF HISTORY Chevy Chase Club was organized in the fall of 1892 with the original grounds comprising 40 acres of field and forest, including stables and a large oldfashioned house. Chevy Chase Club was founded by a growing need of members of the Metropolitan Club, in Washington, D.C., for a country club where hunting and riding could be pursued. The glamorous, but dangerous sport of the hunt was held at over 30 meeting points from the 1890s until the 1930s. Original plans for the Club included a three-quarter mile track, a cricket round, tennis courts and a football ground. The expanded 190-acre site of the new Club took its name from a ballad detailing the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 between the Earl of Douglas’ 2,000 spearmen and Lord Percy’s 1,500 archers on Cheviot Chase. With the introduction of golf in 1895, Chevy Chase Club became one of the earliest clubs to offer the sport. In 1909, a new eighteen-hole golf course was laid out by Donald Ross. The National Women’s Amateur Championship was held at the Club in the fall of 1908. Whether hosting the Curtis Cup in 1934, or the many Club tournaments held today, golf has been an integral part of Chevy Chase Club. Tennis was firmly implemented at the Club in 1905 when six superior courts were in service. This was a great leap forward from the day in June of 1895 when the House Committee authorized the purchase of three dozen tennis balls. Members of other clubs were first invited for tournament play in the spring of 1912. Famous names in the tennis world graced the expanded facilities (16 courts in 1916) which led to the hosting of Davis Cup matches in the 1920s and 1930s.

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CLUB AMENITIES CLUBHOUSE The Clubhouse, in its colonial revival design, was constructed in 1911. The Clubhouse consists of a formal dining area, the Maryland & Terrace Rooms, a casual dining area, the Tap & Card Rooms and three event spaces including a 300 person ballroom. The Clubhouse features two general member sitting areas used for cocktails, card playing and private events as well as an expansive lawn area where one will find white Adirondack chairs used by the membership for relaxation and entertaining.

GARDENS & GROUNDS Our beautiful gardens offer the Club’s membership and their guests a relief from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. Through horticultural innovation and excellence, the gardens reflect an estate philosophy, both respecting the Club’s history and fostering interest for generations to come.

THE BRADLEY HOUSE Renovated in 2018, The Bradley House served as the first permanent home of Chevy Chase Club. Today, it consists of 18 overnight guest rooms with full complement of services including laundry, room service, library and internet access. Bradley House guests have the privilege of using all of the Club facilities during their stay.

FITNESS CENTER Renovated in 2015, the fitness facility is 15,000 square feet with 4,000 square feet for cardio/strength training, two group exercise studios where over 35 classes are conducted each week and three massage rooms.

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WINTER CENTER | ICE RINK | BOWLING The Winter Center is a stand-alone dining facility and the hub for social activity at the Club. Renovated in 2015, the Winter Center has two full-service bars, 240 interior dining seats, full dining patio, small function room, eight duckpin bowling lanes and is connected to the Club’s full-size ice skating rink.

TENNIS Tennis started early in the Club’s history in 1905 and has an active tennis community across multiple age groups and skill levels to this day. The Club has 17 outdoor tennis courts, four indoor tennis courts and seven platform tennis courts. The tennis courts are all Har-Tru and have a state-of-the-art hydro-grid water system that keeps the courts at a consistently high standard at all times. The Club hosts many local, regional, national and international tournaments.

AQUATICS Renovated in 2009, the swimming complex at Chevy Chase Club consists of a recreational swimming pool with two diving boards, a four-lane heated adult pool and a baby pool. There are over 175 participants in the Club’s swim team and another 45 members of the dive team. Services include a full complement of social activities such as movie nights, bingo and themed pool parties along with full swim and dive instruction and classes. The pool dining facility consists of a full bar and full à la carte menu showcasing favorite poolside treats and snacks.

GOLF The Club introduced golf in 1895 and is one of the first country clubs to establish the sport in the country. The course is a Donald Ross design with all 18 holes recently renovated by Arthur Hills. Staff consists of a head golf professional, teaching professional and four assistants. The Club has a fullservice long-range facility and a short game practice area. An all-weather Golf Performance Center was opened in 2018 with fives bays for instruction and member use, including a simulator. The Club hosts over 52 tournaments a year and has an extensive junior golf program. Steeped in tradition, the Club is a walking course supported by a popular caddie program.

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CULINARY Our Culinary internship program is focused on giving students a wellrounded and complete kitchen experience, experiencing both à la carte and banquets operations. Students will rotate from casual high volume, seasonal to elegant fine dining. They will also receive exposure to the Club’s complete banquet and catering services, including garde manger, hot production and butchery operations. The students will receive hands-on experiences at most culinary stations, and one-on-one learning relationship with our Chefs and culinary team. Exposure to members through working live-action stations will also be offered. Our baking and pastry internship program offers students experience in running the dessert line for our formal dining room. This includes producing in-house breads, along with the production and plating of fine-dining desserts. Students will also work in production for banquets to provide cookies, mini pastries, large holiday buffets, plated lunches and dinners, as well as specialty cakes.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Chevy Chase Club offers many dining options throughout its campus for our members. In addition, the Club hosts a robust programming and private events calendar. ¤ The Winter Center, our casual dining option, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round and serves 130,000 members annually. ¤ The Maryland & Terrace Rooms, our fine dining rooms, are open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner service. The menu is inspired from our Chef’s Garden. ¤ The Tap & Card Rooms feature dark wood and a historic bar, a favorite spot for playing cards and dice after golf. ¤ Poolside we offer full service food and beverage, as well as a grab & go option. ¤ The Golf Canteen features members’ favorites in a grab & go style and is a great stop before making the turn on the Golf Course. ¤ Banquet operations include the setup and execution of private parties and club events. Events will range from 15 person seated dinners to 300 person weddings. Traditional event spaces at the Club consist of a ballroom that seats 300 and two satellite rooms that seat between 50 - 90 guests with adjoining balconies overlooking The Lawn and Long Border Garden.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ¤ Problem solve food & beverage service related issues while delivering personalized service. ¤ Effectively execute a high level of service in a fast-paced environment both in the dining rooms and banquet operations. ¤ Learn how to lead through development of staff line-ups, role plays, boot camps, and presentations. ¤ Assist with administrative responsibilities to include scheduling, planning and payroll. ¤ Create service plans and timelines, and execute club events and private parties ranging from 10 - 2,500 members. ¤ Coach and assist with morale-boosting activities for team members. ¤ Work in tandem with culinary team to create memorable moments for club members. ¤ Obtain beverage knowledge and training through TIPs certification.

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GARDEN & GROUNDS Our beautiful gardens offer the Club’s membership and their guests an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. Through horticultural innovation and excellence, the gardens reflect an estate philosophy, both respecting the Club’s history and fostering interest for generations to come. The gardens consist of an herb and vegetable garden, rose garden, native woodland gardens, herbaceous perennial borders and an extensive collection of trees, shrubs, annuals and tropical plants. The Club is also home to a 2,200 square foot greenhouse that supplies the Club with an array of interior plants and beautiful floral arrangements. The Horticulture team strives to exceed the expectations of members and guests consistently.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ¤ Plant identification. ¤ Proper horticulture techniques including planting, staking, pruning, fertilization and weed control. ¤ Integrated pest management. ¤ Record keeping as it pertains to plant collections. ¤ Water conservation and management of the on-site irrigation systems. ¤ Propagation of herbaceous plants. ¤ Financial management as it pertains to a horticulture operation. ¤ Activities and approaches for engaging members in the gardens including summer camp programs, garden tours, edibles for the kitchen and more.

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GOLF The Club first introduced golf in 1895 with just nine holes. In 1909, Donald Ross designed a new 18 hole routing. The firm Alison, Colt & McKensie developed another routing in 1923, which was later renovated by Arthur Hills in 1997. The Championship tees play at 6,911 yards for a par 70. The facility hosts over 25,000 rounds annually and maintains a caddie program to celebrate the tradition of walking. Golf Shop & Outside Operations Internships Available

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ¤ Effectively execute a high level of service in a fast paced environment. ¤ Gain experience in all day-to-day activities of the golf operation including merchandising, tournament operations and tee time reservations. ¤ Participate in weekly staff meetings. ¤ Conduct junior golf clinics and camp instruction to gain teaching experience. ¤ Club repair and regripping. ¤ Shadow teaching professionals. ¤ Morning walk with golf course maintenance staff. ¤ Handicap revisions and player database maintenance. ¤ Conduct the Caddie-Member tournament.

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GREEN DEPARTMENT The Golf Course consists of creeping bentgrass playing surfaces, USGA-spec greens and is meticulously manicured day in and day out. Chevy Chase Club endorses an extremely successful internship program and will demand the most out of any student with any skill level. Summer Internships Available

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ¤ Involvement in all primary aspects of golf course management as part of the management team. ¤ Fertilizer and pesticide calibration, application and record keeping. ¤ Learn the environment of the course and its relationship to the golfer and the community. ¤ Integrated pest management strategies. ¤ Turfgrass cultural practices including mowing, grooming, verticutting, topdressing, rolling and aerification. ¤ Irrigation repair and maintenance. ¤ Water management. ¤ Crew management and team building.

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TENNIS The tennis facilities include a large outdoor pro shop with expansive decks for viewing the 17 outdoor clay courts as well as a backboard and ball machine court. The pro shop has a wide variety of merchandise, stringing services and a stretching area. The “outdoor” tennis season runs from approximately April 15 until November 1, during which the courts are utilized by member play, events and tournaments. During the summer months, the four indoor air-conditioned clay courts are consistently booked with junior programs and instruction, Monday through Friday. The Club offers a variety of tennis clinics and programs for juniors ages 4 - 18 as well as adults of varying abilities. The number of staff for the tennis operation during these months (teaching professionals and pro shop employees, full & part-time) ranges between 20 - 25. Summer Tennis Instructor Internship Available

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ¤ Cultivate private lessons while learning how to instruct players of all ages and abilities. ¤ How to execute an effective station in adult and junior clinics, as well as ladies’ team practices. ¤ Pro shop and program administration including sales, inventory, stringing and racquet repair and promotion of programs and events. ¤ Event execution. ¤ Exhibition tennis execution. ¤ Personal schedule management. ¤ Communication and etiquette skills.

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6100 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

For more information about our internship offerings, email Human Resources at hr@chevychaseclub.org or call (301) 652-4100.

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Chevy Chase Club Internship Brochure  

Chevy Chase Club is a private, full service, family-oriented country club established in 1892. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the Cl...

Chevy Chase Club Internship Brochure  

Chevy Chase Club is a private, full service, family-oriented country club established in 1892. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the Cl...