United States Golf Association (USGA)

United States Golf Association (USGA)

2024 U.S. Women’s Open Short-Term Operations Internship

United States Golf Association (USGA) - Intern
Jobs in Lancaster · PA
Internship: Internship
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The USGA is a mission-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to unify the game, showcase the best talent in golf, provide impartial governance and advance our impact on critical issues such as sustainability, accessibility and inclusion. We conduct the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open and 13 other national championships at America’s iconic golf venues. The USGA’s headquarters is located in Liberty Corner, N.J., with a new satellite Golf House Pinehurst campus scheduled to open in Dec. 2023. For more, visit usga.org.

About this role: 

The USGA short-term internship program offers you the ability to unlock your potential in operations management while working with a diverse group of curious and passionate trailblazers who are the future of the USGA.

Whether just getting started in operations management or continuing your education, this position allows individuals to unlock their potential by contributing to the success of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship in a meaningful manner. To thrive in this position, be ready to bring your passion for golf, sports-management and hospitality to new heights while also learning to support sustainable golf course management practices. 

As a short-term intern, you will gain professional development, career preparation tools, leadership experience and a vast network with other professionals all while having a lot of fun!

**This is a paid internship; candidates are eligible for overtime pay (time and a half) for any hours over (40) a week. Housing is provided with private rooms, in a dorm style setting.

What you'll do:

The Operations Interns assist the United States Golf Association with the operational scope of the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, including advance set-up, Championship week responsibilities, and post-Championship breakdown.

Working at the U.S. Women’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 ability to handle physical tasks such as lifting boxes and manual labor, spending extensive time in the sun/exterior environments 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 (80+) hours and will include weekends.

  • 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.)
  • Prepare for staff arrivals by distributing and setting up equipment (chairs, mini-fridges, furniture, office equipment, tables, water coolers, picnic tables, golf carts etc.
  • Facilitate vendor/USGA departmental requests in a timely manner.
  • Work with the package distribution team to deliver items throughout the property.
  • Assist vendors and USGA staff with tear-down and clean-up procedures following the completion of the Championship.
  • Work with USGA staff on installation, removal, and storage of Championship equipment
  • Assist other U.S. Women’s Open departments as necessary.

Where you'll be: 

  • This role will be based out of Lancaster, PA at Lancaster Country Club.

What you bring:

  • Able to lift heavy items (up to 50lbs), while practicing Safe Lifting and/or with the assistance of others.
  • Able to set and meet high work standards for self and others while accomplishing tasks quickly and thoroughly.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a golf cart.
  • 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.
  • Able to work well under pressure and assume full responsibility for projects.
  • Able to read and interpret manuals, diagrams, and schematics with a strong attention to all details of a project.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Able to think logically and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to assemble, disassemble, repair, or modify structures and work with various tools and equipment (including but not limited to drills, hammers, nails, screwdrivers, box cutters, knives, trucks/golf carts/etc.)
  • Ensures a neat, clean, and safe work environment by cleaning work areas and discarding materials following USGA sustainability guidelines.
  • Able to work long and strenuous hours including holidays and weekends.
  • Compliance with all USGA safety and operations policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Prior experience in event operations is a plus.

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

The USGA is an equal opportunity employer. Our organization believes we are stronger by embracing our diverse backgrounds and perspectives, promoting equity so all teammates can excel and grow in their careers, and fostering experiences to drive inclusion in our workplace and game. Golf is a game for everyone, and you are always welcome.