Location: USGA Headquarters, Liberty Corner, NJ
Position Timeframe: May through August, 2019
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 United States Golf Association promotes the health and sustainability of a sport that inspires, challenges, and rewards like no other game.
An Internship in the Field Services department is a great way to gain valuable experience working with the USGA and with many of our local Allied Golf Association (AGA) partners around the country. The USGA’s relationship with these business partners is evolving and the Field Services team serves as the “tip of the spear” when it comes to interacting with these key constituents in the delivery of our products and services to golfers and golf clubs.
Our AGA partners deliver our core services at the local level, e.g. Handicapping, Course Rating, USGA Championship qualifying. As a business writer you will be responsible for creating and editing reports and content related to the operational and financial aspects of these local AGA partners by leveraging internal metrics and dashboards, industry reports and insights of key personnel. These insights and summary reports that you will help create from the data will allow us to create custom solutions designed to assist AGAs in improving golfer satisfaction, and golf courses’ economic and environmental sustainability.
This IMPACT Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you will have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (staff leaders & former interns), learn more about the USGA as an organization by being exposed to "Day in the Life of" job overviews, and participate in community service and social activities. In addition, you will also have an opportunity to work on and present a capstone project to USGA senior leaders and management.
What you can expect:
Provide support to the Field Services team of Regional Affairs Directors. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:
- Developing, writing, editing, and proofing content for a broad array of USGA core services including: Handicapping, Rules of Golf, championship support and community outreach programs
- Synthesizing content to produce succinct operational reports that will serve as the basis for annual goal planning
- Collaborating with Regional Affairs field team to establish key objectives, strategies and themes for content
- Translating complex ideas into compelling audience and media appropriate communications
- Collaborating with other writers and content providers across the organization to ensure consistent messaging across all media including formal reports, intranet sites and usga.org
- Interacting with various departments within the USGA to enhance organizational knowledge regarding department decisions and their impact on other departments
- The ability to interface and learn from all departments within the USGA to understand the game of golf at a national level
- The ability to interact via conference calls and in the field with key business partners to understand the game of golf at a local level
What you bring to the USGA:
- Currently enrolled or have completed Bachelor’s degree (Graduation Date between 2017-2020) in Communications or Business
- Ability to interpret data, identify insights and write visually compelling reports
- Detail oriented with superior written and verbal communication skills
- Courteous, friendly and organized
- General knowledge of golf operations is a plus
Please click on the following link to apply: IMPACT Business Writer 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