2013 U.S. Open Merchandise Intern


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.

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Location: 

Merion Golf Club - Ardmore, PA
 

Reports to: 

Sr. Director/Director, U.S. Open Merchandising
 

Duration of Internship: 

May 2013 - June 2013

Position Summary: 

This basic timeline should give you an idea of the many roles you will play throughout this internship. From your work on the loading dock and in the office, to your time in the Merchandise Pavilion with some of the biggest golf merchandise and apparel companies, you will leave with a greater understanding of the merchandise operation of a major Championship. This internship is a great way to gain valuable experience in sports management.  The industry contacts with whom these interns will interact are the best in the business.  The whole experience is very team oriented; we expect our interns to work hard, hold responsibility, and be dedicated to presenting the best U.S. Open experience possible while learning valuable tools through experiential learning. 

  


What You Can Expect 

 

 Early May (Approx. 40 hours/week)

  • Assist with receiving incoming merchandise for the U.S. Open on the docks in the merchandise compound.
    • This entails moving boxes, counting product and loading/organizing the boxes onto trucks.
    • This entails working with merchandise vendors such as Polo, Nike, Adidas, etc., and representing the USGA well.

 

Mid- May (Approx. 50 hours/week)

  • Assist the merchandise staff in the on-site office
    • This includes maintaining the office, answering phones, helping receive smaller orders and assisting with merchandise volunteer packets and training session preparation and more.

 

Late May (Including Memorial Day Weekend) (Approx. 60 hours/week)

  • Assist with merchandise set-up and visual displays in the Merchandise Pavilion and two Satellite Tents.
    • This includes working with vendors to move product into the tent, organizing backstock and aesthetically merchandising the sales floor and more.

Early June (Approx. 70 hours/week)

  • Assist in the final preparations for the Merchandise Pavilion and Satellite Tents
    • This entails creating signage, organizing the POS stations and helping our visual merchandiser dress mannequins and forms and more.

Mid- June (U.S. Open) (Approx. 105 hours/week)

  • Assist our full-time merchandise staff in running the Merchandise Pavilion and Satellite Tents
    • This includes directing over 1,300 volunteers in various areas of the merchandise operation and assisting vendors.
    • The interns will be filling a variety of positions from customer service to replenishing back-stock and helping to manage and maintain the Pavilion and Satellite Tents and more.

 

Late June (Approx. 50 hours/week)

  • Assist with the breakdown of the merchandise operation.  This includes post-event sales and ending inventory procedures

 

 

Working Relationships 

 

 

  • USGA Staff
  • Merchandise Vendors/Sales Representatives
  • U.S. Open Volunteers

 


What You Bring to the USGA 

  • Must be resourceful, presentable, courteous, friendly and organized
  • Ability to work independently and support the team
  • Diplomatic, even tempered personality - able to communicate and work well with a wide variety of people involved in Championship/Merchandise pavilion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow directions and prioritize tasks, execute plans - able to anticipate and analyze problems and provide logical solutions
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to lift heavy items, including but not limited to boxes, merchandise, tables
  • Must remain flexible with busy environment
  • Able to assume responsibility for projects
  • Able to accomplish tasks quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to work long and strenuous hours (40 - 100+ hour work week)


To Apply: 

Please click 2013 U.S. Open Merchandise Intern to apply to this opportunity.




 
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