Operations Mid Term Intern (2 positions)

2018 U.S. Women’s Open Internship

Operations Mid Term Intern (2 positions)

Shoal Creek | Shoal Creek, AL

Position Timeframe: March 19, 2018- June 15, 2018


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 conducted.

The 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship will be held at Shoal Creek which will be hosting its first U.S. Women’s Open Championship and its third USGA Championship. Nestled between Oak and Double Oak Mountains in the southern foothills of the Appalachians, the mix of traditional and modern elements at Shoal Creek will truly provide the ultimate test of Championship golf.



The Operations Office is a fast paced working environment. Intern 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 environs. 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 2018 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 2018 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, ecology services and office trailer set up.  
  • Work with the USGA staff on the inventory and distribution of operational equipment (chairs, 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 assisting vendors (construction, fencing, parking & transportation, restrooms, security etc.)
  • Work with USGA staff on installation and removal of all Championship signage
  • Provide USGA staff with administrative office support (bill back projections, budget tracking, creating and managing purchase orders and invoice tracking).
  • 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


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




Operations Mid Term Intern  



About the USGA:

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s 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 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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