Title: Championship Communications and Operations Intern
Location: USGA Headquarters, Liberty Corner, NJ
Position Timeframe: January 15 through July 15 (approximate)
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? The USGA Championship Communications and Operations Intern will handle media operations/relations and communications support for USGA championships both on-site and from the home office. Office duties include development and production of Player Guides for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open; responsibility for assisting with media credentialing and on-site media operations; assistance with the development of the championship player biographical database, assistance with research, writing, fact checking, and proofing content for USGA communications.
What you can expect:
- Work with Director of Media Operations to manage media credentialing for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
- Support development of Player Guides for U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, and U.S. Senior Women’s Open including collection of data from players via telephone and email; as well as preparation and formatting of online player biographical data for media and USGA Web site use.
- Communications duties on-site at selected USGA Championships to include assisting with creation of content; distribution and posting of daily stories/capsules and results; and media assistance and service (to include but not limited to player and officials interviews and broadcast television liaison).
- Collect and collate biographical data for entry into championship player biographical database.
What you bring to the USGA:
- General communications and media relations skills, as well as familiarity with special events operations
- Preferred area of study includes: journalism, communications, PR or related field
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
- Up-to-date computer skills and the ability to effectively communicate on the phone, via email and through various Web site and social media outlets.
- Familiarity with USGA championships and history preferred
Please click on the following link to apply: Championship Communications and Operations 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