The USGA is a leader in the global golf industry, whose purpose is to unify the game through programs like the World Handicap System, to showcase the best talent in the game through championships, to govern the game to promote fairness for all who play, and to advance the game and golf courses through innovation and science and programs that grow participation. 

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

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 Merchandising, Operations, or Will Call, you will gain valuable experience and see firsthand how an exemplary golf championship is run.

Pebble Beach Golf Links will host the 78th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, presented by ProMedica, July 6th – 9th. This will be the first time this championship will be held at this iconic venue. The Women’s Open will be their 14th USGA championship, and 6th U.S. Open, with five previous men’s U.S. Opens. This revered site is located on the Monterey Peninsula, boasting breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and will truly provide the ultimate test of golf to crown a national champion.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BUT WILL NOT BE REVIEWING OR MAKING DECISIONS UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2023

What you can expect:

The Operations interns will assist the United States Golf Association with the operational scope of the 2023 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 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 and holidays.

This is a paid internship; candidates are eligible for overtime pay (time and a half) for any hours over (40) a week.

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.)
  • Prepare for staff arrivals by distributing and setting up equipment (chairs, drink stands, furniture, office equipment, tables, water coolers, picnic tables etc.
  • Assist vendors and USGA staff with tear-down and clean-up procedures following the completion of the Championship
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a golf cart
  • Work with USGA staff on installation and removal of all Championship signage
  • Assist other departments with support, as necessary

What You Bring to the USGA:

  • Ability to lift heavy items (chairs, copiers, coolers, tables, etc.) (50 + lbs)
  • Able to set and meet high work standards for self and others while accomplishing tasks quickly and thoroughly
  • 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 saws, drills, hammers, nails, screwdrivers, paint sprayers, box cutters, knives, motor vehicles/trucks/golf carts/etc.)
  • Maintain a neat, clean, and safe work environment by cleaning work areas and discarding materials in the proper manner
  • Able to work long and strenuous hours (40+ hour work weeks) 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 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 an
d 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

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