2019 U.S. Women's Open Long Term Operations Intern

Operations Long Term Intern (1 position)

Country Club of Charleston | Charleston, SC

Position Timeframe: January  7th, 2019 - July 12, 2019


Are you looking to join a dynamic team who works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf? The U.S. Women’s Open Championship internship is a great way to gain valuable experience in sports management. Whether you work Operations or Championship Administration, you will gain valuable experience and see firsthand how an exemplary golf championship is run.

The 74th U.S Women’s Open Championship will be held at the Country Club of Charleston, which will be hosting its’ first U.S. Women’s Open Championship and its’ second USGA championship. Nestled on James Island alongside the Charleston harbor and the Wappoo Creek, Seth Raynor’s brilliant golf course design of the Country Club of Charleston will truly provide the ultimate test of golf to crown a national champion.


What You Can Expect:

The Operations Office is a fast paced working environment. The candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks at one time. Each day brings new challenges and the intern must have top-notch organizational and communication skills. On a daily basis, the intern will find themselves working in a typical office environment as well as significant work done in exterior environments. The ability to handle physical tasks such as lifting boxes and manual labor may be required at times. In the weeks leading up to the Championship, the intern will work at least (40) hour work weeks; however, as we grow closer to the Championship, work weeks will lengthen to sixty plus hours (60+) and will include weekends. An internship with the United States Golf Association and the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Championship is a tremendous first step for a career in the fields of special event management and professional sports.

The Operations Intern assists the United States Golf Association with the operations of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, including advance set-up, Championship week responsibilities, and post-Championship breakdown.


Additional duties include:

  • Assist USGA staff with the advanced preparation of Championship facilities including construction, landscaping, dumpster and trailer set up 
  • Work with the USGA staff on the inventory and distribution of operational equipment (chairs, drink stands, furniture, office equipment, tables, water coolers, etc.)
  • Work directly with vendors on planning and set-up procedures prior to the Championship.
  • Assist vendors and USGA staff with tear-down and clean-up procedures following the completion of the Championship
  • Assist the USGA operations staff with the preparation and set-up of on-site facilities (corporate hospitality, media center, vendor compounds, volunteer village, etc.)
  • Work with USGA staff on providing assistance to vendors (construction, fencing, telephone installation, etc.)
  • Work with USGA staff on installation and removal of all Championship signage
  • Provide USGA staff with administrative office support
  • Assist other U.S. Women’s Open departments with support, as necessary



  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Able to think logically and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively express ideas and interact with a wide array of individuals in an exemplary manner consistent with USGA values
  • Able to work well under pressure and assume full responsibility for projects
  • Able to read and interpret manuals, diagrams, and schematics with a strong attention to all details of a project
  • Ability to lift heavy items (chairs, copiers, coolers, tables, etc.) (50 + lbs.)
  • Able to set and meet high work standards for self and others while accomplishing tasks quickly and thoroughly
  • Able to assemble, disassemble, repair, or modify structures and work with various tools and equipment (including but not limited to saws, drills, hammers, nails, screwdrivers, paint sprayers, box cutters, knives, motor vehicles/trucks/golf carts/etc.)
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office software and have above average knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ensures a neat, clean, and safe work environment by cleaning work areas and discarding materials in the proper manner
  • Able to work long and strenuous hours (50 - 100+ hour work weeks) including holidays and weekends
  • Compliance with all USGA safety and operations policies, procedures, and practices
  • Prior experience in golf tournament operations is a plus



To apply, please submit materials to: 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Operations Intern.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Intern may perform other duties as assigned.


The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.