Title: Rules Modernization – Digital/Education Intern
Location: USGA Headquarters, Warren, NJ
Position Timeframe: May through August, 2017
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 – Digital/Education Intern will be involved on the front line of digital resource and educational material development designed to support the Rules Modernization project. Past initiatives in this area have included the development of the Rules of Golf mobile app, the creation of the Rules of Golf Experience found on USGA.org, managing content for and updates to the Rules Hub on USGA.org, managing updates to the Rules of Golf on digital properties, and managing video projects, among many others. Intern will work closely with USGA Rules department staff as we prepare for a significant update to the Rules of the game.
This USGA Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you'll 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, complete and present a capstone project and engage in all-intern social events.
What you can expect:
- Direct involvement in shaping educational initiatives/products/tools around the Rules of Golf as they are updated as a result of the Rules Modernization project
- 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
- Involvement in mobile app development, the creation of online learning tools, and preparation of public reference materials/books
- Managing relationships with outside technology vendors
- QA/UI/UX testing – Detailed editing, review, and testing of new content and tools as they are developed; thinking like an end user and attempting to identify and resolve potential problems early in development
- Troubleshooting and interacting with members of the public who have questions about or issues with existing digital Rules products
What you bring to the USGA:
- Preferred areas of study include but are not limited to: education, instructional technology, communications/English, application programming
- Knowledge of best practices and innovations in digital/traditional education, learning methodologies, and/or digital apps and products
- General working knowledge of golf is required and familiarity/interest with the Rules of Golf is preferred
- Ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the digital education space
- QA/Proofing/Writing/Editing experience and strong attention to detail
- UI/UX understanding and experience
- Up-to-date computer skills, experience with CMS platforms a plus
- The ability to effectively communicate on the phone and via e-mail
Please click on the following link to apply: Rules Modernization- Digital Education 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