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2023 U.S. Open Long-Term Operations Internship - United States Golf Association (USGA) (Los Angeles · CA)

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2023 U.S. Open Long-Term Operations Internship 

Los Angeles Country Club | Los Angeles, CA

January 15th – August 1st

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team that is an integral part of the USGA? The U.S. Open Championship internship is a great way to gain valuable experience in sports management.  Whether you work in Merchandising, Operations, or Will Call, you will gain valuable experience and see firsthand how an exemplary golf championship is run.

The 123rd U.S Open Championship will be held at Los Angeles Country for the first time, and this will only be the second time the USGA has hosted the U.S. Open Championship in Los Angeles. This will be the second USGA championship to be hosted at Los Angeles Country Club, the most recent being the 2017 Walker Cup. Located just outside the historic Beverly Hills and only minutes away from Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, the USGA is excited to be back in LA which known for hosting the world’s largest events including the Olympics, World Cup and most recently the Super Bowl, and we will be excited to add the 2023 U.S. Open Championship to that list.

What You Can Expect:

The Operations Administrative intern assists the United States Golf Association with the operations of the 2023 U.S. Open Championship, including advance set-up, Championship week responsibilities, and post-Championship breakdown. This is a paid internship with a monthly housing stipend. Candidates are eligible for overtime pay (time and a half) for any hours over (40) a week.

Working at the U.S. Open, you will experience a fast-paced work environment.  The candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks at one time. Each day brings new challenges, and the intern must have top-notch organizational and communication skills. The intern will find themselves working in a typical office environment as well as significant work done in exterior environments. The ability to handle physical tasks such as lifting boxes and manual labor spending extensive time in the sun should be expected. The weeks leading up to the Championship will require at least (40) hour work weeks and as the Championship grows closer, lengthen to (60+) hours and will include weekends.

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Assist USGA staff with the preparation and set-up of on-site facilities (i.e., corporate hospitality, media center, vendor compounds, volunteer village, office trailers, etc.)
  • Work with the USGA staff on the inventory and distribution of operational equipment (chairs, drink stands, furniture, office equipment, tables, water coolers, etc.)
  • Take the lead as point person for specific vendors and oversee their progress during the facility construction and tear-down processes
  • Assist vendors and USGA staff with tear-down and clean-up procedures following the completion of the Championship
  • Work with USGA staff on installation and removal of Championship signage
  • Provide USGA staff with administrative office support
  • Assist other U.S. Open departments with support, as necessary

What You Bring to the USGA:

  • Able to work long and strenuous hours (40 - 100+ hour work weeks) including holidays and weekends
  • Able to lift heavy items (chairs, copiers, coolers, tables, etc.) (50+lbs)
  • Must remain flexible with an ever-changing environment
  • Able to think logically and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively express ideas and interact with a wide array of individuals in an exemplary manner consistent with USGA values
  • General computer literacy (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.)
  • Able to assemble, disassemble, repair, or modify structures and work with various tools and equipment (including but not limited to saws, drills, hammers, nails, screwdrivers, paint sprayers, box cutters, knives, motor vehicles/trucks/golf carts/etc.)
  • Ensures a neat, clean, and safe work environment by cleaning work areas and discarding materials in the proper manner
  • Compliance with all USGA safety and operations policies, procedures, and practices
  • Prior experience in golf tournament operations is preferred
  • Exceptional work ethic

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Intern may perform other duties as assigned.

The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the USGA:

The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.