From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.
Position Time frame: May through September, 2017
Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf? The USGA Communications Intern will handle media relations and communications support for USGA championships both on-site and from the home office. Office duties include supervision of production of Player Guides for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open; assistance with the collection and posting of championship qualifying results to USGA Web sites; assistance with the development of the championship player biographical database, assistance with research, writing, fact checking, and proofing of content for USGA communications; and assistance with on-site posting of content on http://www.usga.org, other USGA Web sites and social media sites.
This USGA Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where will have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to “Day in the Life of” job overviews, complete and present a capstone project and engage in all-intern social events.
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What you can expect:
- Communications duties at selected USGA Championships to include writing, distribution and posting of daily stories (game and sidebar); results distribution; and media assistance and service (to include player and officials interviews and broadcast television liaison among other duties).
- Support championship communications from home office, including story editing and research, Web site posting, and results distribution.
- Support development of Player Guides for U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, including collection of data from players via telephone, fax, and email; as well as preparation and formatting of online player biographical data for media and USGA Web site use.
- Handle proofreading, editing, writing, posting of content for USGA Web sites and press releases, with an emphasis on fact checking.
- Collect and collate biographical data for entry into championship player biographical database.
What you bring to the USGA:
- Preferred area of study include: journalism, communications, PR or related field
- Position requires general communications and media relations skills, as well as familiarity with special events operations
- Journalism/Public Relations background or writing experience is a must
- Up-to-date computer skills and the ability to effectively communicate on the phone, via e-mail and through various Web site and social media outlets.
- Familiarity with USGA history and practices desirable
Please click on the following link to apply: 2017 Communications Intern
Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf? The USGA Public Relations Intern supports the execution of the USGA’s public relations strategy that will service the Association’s growing publicity needs of all non-championship related departments. The intern will have the opportunity to work with Marketing, Museum, Regional Affairs, Green Section, Rules and Equipment, Public Services, and Handicapping, while providing PR support to the USGA’s major championship platforms like the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, and key amateur events.
This USGA Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you will have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to “Day in the Life of” job overviews, complete and present a capstone project and engage in all-intern social events.
What you can expect:
- Execute proactive press tactics that advance the USGA’s brand and reputation with golfers, Members, Member Clubs, state and regional golf associations, allied associations, corporate partners and the general public, with an emphasis on promoting the Association’s governance activities, championships, core services and health of the game initiatives and programs.
- Write and edit press releases and other written material to support the USGA’s PR efforts, and coordinate the approval of all concerned parties involved in the process
- Help manage media relations processes (e.g., press release distribution, notification, maintaining press contact lists, USGA Daily News Clips, and measurement reporting, etc.)
- Organize materials related to public relations function (editorial calendars, media lists, press releases, reporter research, etc.)
What you bring to the USGA:
- A highly collaborative approach to getting work done – balanced with a commitment to excellence and speed.
- Knowledge of news/sports media across a range of sectors, including print, wires, broadcast, internet based and the social media.
- Outstanding writing and verbal communication skills.
- An ability to prioritize multiple demands on his/her time.
- External relationship building skills.
- Ability to design and execute ideas: plan, develop, communicate, track and measure.
Please click on the following link to apply: 2017 Public Relations Intern
About the USGA:
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide. Founded in 1894, we conduct 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 and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. 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.