2023 U.S. Women's Open Short-Term Championship Administration Internship - United States Golf Association (USGA) (Pebble Beach · CA)
Are you looking to join a dynamic team who works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf? The U.S. Women’s Open Championship internship is a great way to gain valuable experience in sports management. Whether you work in Championship Administration or Operations, you will gain valuable experience and see firsthand how an exemplary golf championship is conducted.
The 78th U.S Women’s Open Championship will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which will be hosting its first U.S. Women’s Open Championship and its 14th USGA championship. Located within Del Monte Forest on the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach Resorts provides some of the best golf to those from all over the world. It will provide a true test of golf for some of the best female players in the world and provide a premier backdrop for the championship.
What You Can Expect:
The Championship Office is a fast-paced working environment. Intern must have the ability to work under pressure and handle many tasks at one time. Each day brings new challenges and the intern must have top-notch organizational and communication skills. Daily, the intern will find themselves working in a typical office environment, but significant work will be done in exterior environs as well. The ability to handle physical tasks such as lifting boxes and manual labor may be required at times. In the weeks leading up to the championship, the intern will work at least (40) hour work weeks; however, as we grow closer to the championship, work weeks will lengthen to (60+) hours and will include weekends and holidays. An internship with the United States Golf Association and the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open Championship is a tremendous first step for a career in the fields of special event management and professional sports.
The Championship Administration Intern will assist the championship staff with Championship Office administrative duties. Intern will have responsibilities during the periods of advance preparation and setup, the week of the championship and the post-championship breakdown. Intern will primarily focus on assisting with championship staff functions and operations but will also assist with the Volunteer program and other special projects that arise.
Championship Office and Volunteer Program:
The Championship Administration Intern will assist with the administrative tasks of the Championship Office and Volunteer Program. Such tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Answering phones, preparing mailings, credential packet stuffing
- Answering incoming emails to the 2023 U.S Women’s Open email account
- Managing the concerns, questions and requests of volunteers and fans before and during the championship
- Assist with aspects of the volunteer program such as: management of volunteer schedules and communication, collection and organization of committee materials, operations in Volunteer Headquarters, assistance with credential distribution and the volunteer appreciation events
The Championship Administration Intern will handle special projects which will arise in the weeks leading up to the championship and during the event. These projects could include, but are not limited to:
- Supply runs for Championship Office needs
- Organizing the exchange and distribution of volunteer apparel
- Leadership gift organization
What You Bring to the USGA:
- Ability to work long and strenuous hours (40 – 60+ hour work weeks)
- Effective communication with a wide variety of individuals involved in a national championship
- Resourceful, presentable, courteous, friendly and organized
- Good follow-up skills and ability to handle issues quickly and calmly
- Ability to work independently and support the team
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software – above average knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher
- Demonstrated ability to follow and execute detailed plans – able to anticipate and analyze problems and provide logical solutions
- Ability to work well under pressure
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 conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, and two 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 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.
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.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer