Operations Administrative Internship

2018 U.S. Open Internship

Operations Administrative Internship

Southampton, NY

Position Timeframe: January 15, 2018 through August 10th, 2018


Are you interested in joining a dynamic team that is an integral part of the USGA?  The U.S. Open Championship internship is a great way to gain valuable experience in sports management.  Whether you work in Merchandising, Operations, Championship or Will Call, you will gain valuable experience and see firsthand how an exemplary golf championship is run.

The 118th U.S. Open Championship will be held at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, which is a golf course in the north east United States, located in Southampton, New York, 90 miles east of New York City. The 2018 U.S. Open will mark the fifth time the course has hosted the national championship.


What You Can Expect:

Working at the U.S. Open, you will experience a fast paced work environment. Interns must have the ability to work under pressure and handle a multitude of responsibilities at one time. Each day brings new challenges and our interns must have top-notch organizational and communication skills. You will find yourself working in a typical office environment as well as performing a significant amount of work in exterior environs. The ability to handle some physical tasks such as lifting boxes and manual labor is required at times. In the weeks leading up to the Championship, interns work at least forty (40) hour work weeks; however, as we get closer to the Championship, work weeks lengthen to sixty plus hours (60+) and include weekends. An internship with the United States Golf Association and the 2018 U.S. Open Championship is a tremendous first step for a career in the fields of event management, professional sports or wherever your career may take you.

The Operations Administrative intern assists the United States Golf Association field operations staff with the day-to-day administrative tasks in the 2018 U.S. Open Championship Field Office.


Additional duties include:

  • Acquire knowledge of all general aspects of the U.S. Open operations plan in order to assist in the answering of general questions
  • Assist the Operations Coordinators with billing and financial tracking for orders placed and invoices received throughout the duration of the Championship construction and tear down process
  • File all operational paper work, handle all incoming calls and incoming/outgoing mail, and assist with the distribution of date sensitive operations information to all parties involved with the Championship
  • Assist in the delegation and communication of tasks to short term interns
  • Take and distribute accurate notes for all operations vendor meetings and assist with the coordination of vendor accommodations and their on-site arrivals
  • Help to maintain accurate and up-to-date Championship equipment lists
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment and replenish as necessary
  • Assist Championship Office and other departments, as needed, on projects and administrative tasks



What You Bring to the USGA:

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Diplomatic, collaborative, even tempered personality – 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
  • Demonstrate ability to follow and execute detailed plans – able to anticipate and analyze problems and provide logical solutions
  • Able to set and meet high work standards for self and others
  • Effective at delegating tasks and seeing them through to completion quickly and thoroughly
  • Able to work long and strenuous hours (40 – 100+ hour work weeks) including holidays and weekends
  • Above average computer knowledge (especially Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Compliance with all USGA safety and operations policies, procedures, and practices
  • In-depth knowledge of services required for operation of a “major” professional golf Championship a plus
  • Basic Accounting knowledge and experience a plus


To Apply:

Please click the following link to apply: 2018 U.S. Open Internship - Operations Administrative


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



About the USGA:

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.


The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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