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Facilities Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a college student with strong writing and communication skills. Organized, creative, and able to lift up to 50 lbs. Follow policies and procedures. Ready to work with diverse clients and prioritize tasks efficiently.
  • You will work on construction, maintenance, and grounds upkeep at Keeneland's expansive property. Assist with project coordination, work orders, and operating various machinery. Be part of a dynamic team managing all aspects of facilities management.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyLexington


  • Shadow Keeneland’s GM of Facilities, Director of Maintenance, Director of Building Services, Mechanical Superintendent, Electrical Superintendent, and Trades Superintendent as they perform their daily rounds. This internship will provide an inside look to how a racetrack and large equine farm operates behind the scenes. Successful candidates will learn how to read and interpret utility and construction plans, work within and lead small teams, coordinate projects with multiple departments, and provide support to our Mechanical, Electrical, and Trades Departments.


  • Currently enrolled college student.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills; ability to work with diverse clients.
  • Organized with the ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Creative and flexible, a proven self-starter.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to follow Keeneland’s policies and procedures.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Work in a weekly rotational group that will be responsible for all construction management, building maintenance, and grounds maintenance associated with Keeneland’s 1,234 acre property.
  • Prepare weekly meeting agendas.
  • Participate in operational planning meetings.
  • Assist with work order management and dispatch.
  • Assist with writing scopes of work, bid solicitation, contract management, and project coordination.
  • Work alongside Keeneland’s mowing, tree, and barn maintenance teams.
  • Assist Keeneland’s MEP staff with preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Assist Keeneland’s Building Services Department with inventory, room conversions, and our recycling program.
  • Become a certified forklift operator.
  • Other duties and assignments as needed.


Work type

Full time

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