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Pathways Internship Program

There are more than two million jobs within the $84 billion golf industry, but only a small fraction are held by those from underrepresented communities. As part of the ongoing effort to address those imbalances, the USGA and The Country Club launched the Lee Elder Internship Program at the U.S. Open in 2022.

Now called the Pathways Internship Program, the 10-day immersive experience exposes 20 diverse college and graduate students to different careers in golf by providing training, education and networking opportunities.

The 2023 curriculum will include a series of classroom and behind-the-scenes training sessions at the U.S. Open as well as direct exposure to key championship departments including player services, merchandising, operations, media and hospitality. Interns will also gain networking opportunities with key golf industry leadership as well as local business executives from outside the industry through professional development panels including:

·         Multimedia and Broadcast

·         Corporate Partner C-Suite Executives

·         DE&I in Sports

·         Women in Leadership

Internship details:

When/Where: June 10 – 19, 2023 at Los Angeles Country Club

Compensation: The USGA will provide a stipend as well as cover the program’s costs including travel expenses, accommodations, meals and apparel for all interns.

Application Requirements: Applicants should be students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university and have completed at least one year of college.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2023

Application link: Pathway Internship Program