Location: USGA Headquarters, Warren, NJ
Position Timeframe: May through August, 2017
From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.
Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf? As the joint intern within the Marketing and Partnerships departments, you will have the unique opportunity to not only work across two departments at the USGA, learning how the USGA operates as a brand and how the USGA integrates corporate partners into programs that deliver on shared goals. You will also have the opportunity to get hands on with some of the organization's top initiatives. The intern will learn how the Marketing and Partnerships departments work together closely to identify and create global strategic partnerships that support our mission year-round and connect the USGA brand with an audience of millions.
As the game's connected catalyst for research, science and innovation, we spark new ways of thinking to shape the future of the game with tools, technologies and experiences. Through the lens of Learning Science through Golf/STEM education, the intern will see how the USGA is working to advance the game. The intern will learn how to ideate mission-based programs, execute events and activations on small and large scales, manage content creation, develop social media and PR strategy, research and collaborate with peer organizations, create an event recap, and package programs for future investment and partnership. The intern will learn how to work across and collaborate with different departments within the USGA including the Research, Science and Innovation group, Test Center, Green Section, Communications, Museum, Community Outreach, and Championship teams.
This USGA Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you'll have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to "Day in the Life of" job overviews, complete and present a capstone project and engage in all-intern social events.
What you can expect:
• Assist in the activation and implementation of the USGA Innovation Experience at the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open, specifically the "Learning Science Through Golf" stations
• Assist in the planning and implementation of the "Learning Science Through Golf" Academy in partnership with The First Tee
• Responsible for evaluating the "Learning Science Through Golf" Academy and USGA STEM assets and making a recommendation for future offerings / packaging
• Research STEM programming within the golf and sports landscape and current partner or potential partner organizations
• Audit current Learning Science Through Golf/STEM assets and assist in the update of Learning Science Through Golf/STEM content across USGA digital and social channels
• Develop case study highlighting the USGA's Learning Science Through Golf/STEM offerings for future partnership
• Assist with other special projects and assignments during the championship season such as PLAY9 and championship marketing and partnership marketing
What you bring to the USGA:
• Current junior or senior in college (preferred), but open to students with graduation dates from May 2016 through May 2018.
• Strong organizational, planning, communication, presentation and written skills
• Creative thinker and problem-solver
• Proficient in creating presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint
• Collaborative approach tackling group projects
• Knowledge of different advertising mediums and social marketing platforms
• Interest in golf preferred
• Interest in Learning Science Through Golf/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) education and applications preferred
• Minimal travel may be required
Please click on the following link to apply: 2017 Marketing & Partnerships Intern
About the USGA:
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide. Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer