Title: Rules Modernization – Community Engagement and Education Intern
Location: USGA Headquarters, Liberty Corner, NJ
Position Timeframe: May through August, 2018
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 Rules Modernization – Community Engagement and Education Intern will be involved on the front line of developing and distributing digital resources and educational materials designed to support the Rules Modernization project. Past initiatives in this area have included liaising with allied golf associations to leverage digital and education tools at the grassroots level, among many others. This intern will work closely with USGA Rules department staff as it seeks to engage, educate and certify golfers in preparation for a significant update to the Rules of the game in 2019.
This IMPACT Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you will have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to "Day in the Life of" job overviews, participating in community service and social activities, and the opportunity to complete and present a capstone project for senior leaders and management.
What you can expect:
- Direct involvement in shaping engagement, education and certification products and tools around the Rules of Golf as they are updated as a result of the Rules Modernization project
- Assist with the logistics and delivery of products and resources to grassroots organizations, primarily in partnership with the USGA Regional Affairs Team and the 59 allied golf associations (state and regional golf associations) across the country
- Apply innovative thinking and new technologies to expand the reach of digital Rules of Golf education and to attempt to identify new ways to engage with the average golfer
- Attend regular Rules department meetings to gain a better understanding of the department’s overall function and objectives as part of the larger USGA organization
- Managing relationships with allied golf associations (state and regional) and five regional staff members of the USGA Regional Affairs Team
What you bring to the USGA:
- Preferred areas of study include but are not limited to: general business/management, PR/communications, hospitality/event management
- General working knowledge of golf is strongly preferred, and interest with the Rules of Golf is helpful
- Up-to-date computer skills, experience with CMS platforms a plus
- Ideal candidate will be passionate, personable and customer-oriented, exhibiting the ability to effectively communicate on the phone and via e-mail
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