2014 U.S. Open Operations Short Term 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, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. 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 reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.


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Pinehurst, NC

Duration of Internship: 

April/May 2014 - July 2014

Position Summary: 

Assist the Field Operations Office of the 2014 U.S. Open Championships, including advance preparation/set-up, Championships week responsibilities and post-Championships breakdown.  This position will work hand-in-hand with the Operations Coordinator and primarily focus on communicating Championships related information to the USGA, Vendors, and Host Club as well as maintaining and distributing accurate equipment and operational lists.  The operations office is a fast paced office dealing with a wide variety of duties.  Intern will find themselves working in an office environment as well as significant work done in exterior environs.  Interns must have the ability to work under pressure and handle many tasks at one time.  They will coordinate with USGA staff on the preparation and set-up of on-site facilities (i.e., corporate hospitality, media center, vendor compounds, volunteer village, office trailers, etc.) and work with USGA staff on providing assistance to vendors (construction, deliveries, fencing, etc.)Additionally, the intern will assist USGA staff on the distribution of operational equipment (chairs, furniture, office equipment, tables, water coolers, etc) and assist Championships Office, as needed, on projects and administrative tasks.


What You Can Expect 


  • 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 the USGA staff on the distribution of operational equipment (chairs, drink stands, furniture, office equipment, tables, water coolers, etc.)
  • Work with USGA staff on providing assistance to vendors (construction, fencing, telephone installation, etc.
  • Work with USGA staff on installation and removal of all Championship signage
  • Assist USGA staff with the advanced preparation of Championship facilities including construction and painting



What You Bring to the USGA 


  • Must be able to communicate efficiently with a wide variety of individuals
  • Must be resourceful, presentable, courteous, friendly and organized
  • Ability to work independently and support the team
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office software - above average knowledge of Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, & PowerPoint
  • Diplomatic, even tempered personality – able to communicate and work well with a wide variety of people involved in a national Championship
  • Demonstrate ability to follow and execute detailed plans – able to anticipate and analyze problems and provide logical solutions
  • Able to think logically and prioritize tasks
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to lift heavy items (chairs, copiers, coolers, tables, etc.)
  • Must remain flexible with an ever-changing environment
  • Able to assume full responsibility for projects
  • Able to accomplish tasks quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to work with various tools and equipment
  • Ability to work long and strenuous hours (40 – 100+ hour work weeks)


Additional Comments: 

The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply: 

Please click on the link to apply 2014 U.S. Open Operations Short Term Intern.

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