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Intern, Commercial - PGA of America Corporate (New York · NY)

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Join a team of proud, passionate, and caring people that together share their diverse talents and backgrounds to serve our members and grow the game of golf. Being at the PGA of America means you are supported, respected, and appreciated for your contributions.

The Commercial Intern is responsible for providing administrative and operational support for Commercial Group hospitality and events as well as sales research and materials updates. 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to):

Partnership Sales

  • Category / brand and event research

  • Competitor analysis of sponsorship offerings from other properties

  • Sales materials upkeep

Partnership Activation

  • Assistance in all daily troubleshooting with partner/consumer facing issues 

  • Miscellaneous partner discounts

Events and Hospitality

  • Assist in planning and staffing Commercial and partner hospitality at upcoming spectator championships as well as other events the Commercial Group will be planning and participating in including but not limited to:

    • Invites

    • Food and beverage

    • Transportation

    • Hotel blocks

    • Golf outings

    • Gifting

  • Assist in research and planning for NYC office outings including golf and community service

On- site Championship support

  • Ticketing logistics support

  • Staffing of Commercial hospitality locations

2025 Ryder Cup Support

  • Assist the corporate hospitality teams with special projects that include, but not limited to:

    • Prospecting for sales prospects

    • Researching current hospitality trends, pricing and services that could be incorporated into existing strategy

    • Assisting with client service needs when available - (Attending in person meetings, phone calls, etc)

    • Supporting special events for corporate hospitality clients

Ancillary Ryder Cup events 

  • Assist Championship Director and special events team as they build out events like Ryder Cup Year-to-Go, Premier Week, Captains Pick Announcements and others. 

  • Research NYC hotels, restaurants, venues, etc that can be used by both Championships and other PGA of America departments to plan for the 2025 Ryder Cup


  • Gain industry knowledge through daily business interactions and position assignments.

  • Develop business, financial and analytical skills needed for a career in the sports industry.

  • Gain exposure to sports industry business, products, services and membership needs.

  • Manage databases and input information, data, and records. 


Contribute to a respectful and inclusive team environment by welcoming and respecting others’ beliefs, backgrounds, identities, abilities, and individuality to help ensure a supportive and engaging experience for Association Members, partners, customers, and guests. PGA of America respects the uniqueness of each employee and offers everyone the means to find their place and thrive.


Embody the organization's shared values and help ensure the organization's values-based culture thrives by proactively identifying and addressing any shared values, challenges and opportunities you are experiencing.


High School Diploma, or equivalent.  Must be a rising Junior and above enrolled in a degree program or recent college graduate.


Must have knowledge of business operations.    Ability to work without daily supervision.  Knowledge of computer design software and a demonstrated understanding of Google Workspace and database tools.   

Ability to travel required up 10% of the time. Travel to PGA Championship required.

Ability to transport moderately heavy tournament equipment and supplies.  Ability to stand for extended periods of time during events. 

The approximate pay for this position is $17.00/hour.  Please note that the pay provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position.

The internship will run from January to June 2024.

This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

PGA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, to ensure full equality of opportunity in all operations and activities of the organization, every staff member employed by the PGA shall be selected under fair employment procedures that provide equal employment opportunities to all people. DFWP.