Intern - Regional Affairs Department

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.



Far Hills, NJ

Reports to: 

Sr. Director, Regional Affairs

Position Summary: 

The USGA Regional Affairs Department promotes, communicates and represents USGA core programs at the grass roots level of golf and works to strengthen mutually beneficial relationships with state and regional golf associations (SRGAs) and USGA Committee Members.  The Regional Affairs Department works closely with the USGA Handicap Department on several initiatives and programs involving SRGAs.  The internship opportunity will be focused on providing assistance to the USGA’s support work and programs for SRGAs and will provide exposure to both Regional Affairs and Handicap related work.

What You Can Expect 

  • Coordinate the USGA Tablet Program for SRGAs, including oversight, conditional and configuration of inventory, development of the schedule, distribution and follow up surveys.
  • Serve as day-to-day contact and coordinator for Chevron Boatwright Interns, who are based in the field at SRGAs and working on various USGA related research projects.
  • SRGA Information Audit follow up discovery work and analysis.
  • Review and analysis of State and Regional Golf Association websites.
  • Review and analysis of Handicap and Golf Tracking products and computation services.
  • Review and revise materials and articles on the various USGA online tools (USGA InfoPortal, News Share, Connect & Share, Committee Blogs) that are intended for USGA Committee Members and SRGAs.
  • Assist with the development of Regional Affairs Department surveying efforts.
  • Provide assistance with miscellaneous Project LINKS activities.
  • Assist with the Boatwright Intern Orientation at Golf House.
  • Assist with various Regional Affairs and Handicap Department duties, as needed.

    Working Relationships 

    • USGA Regional Affairs Department
    • USGA Handicap Department
    • USGA GHIN Department
    • USGA IT Department
    • State/Regional Golf Association Staff
    • USGA Chevron Boatwright Interns
    • USGA Boatwright Interns


    What You Bring to the USGA 

  • Enrollment in college program or college (BA/BS) education preferred.
  • Previous experience and familiarity with a SRGA (serving as a Boatwright Intern) preferred.
  • General working knowledge of golf preferred.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential.
  • Proven ability to multi-task on a number of major projects simultaneously is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Additional Comments: 

  • A confidentiality agreement will need to be signed by the intern indicating that all data and research work is property of the USGA.
  • The Internship is paid and will run for approximately 8 months.

  • To Apply: 

    Applications will be accepted through March 14. Please click on the following link to apply USGA Intern - Regional Affairs Department.

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