Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 Tournament Operations Internship
Interns will learn how to operate golf tournaments through their active involvement with all aspects of tournament operations from course setup to course breakdown under the direct supervision and mentorship of HJGT staff members. The internship will require extensive travel, on average, 3-4 weekends per month across the country, including: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, California, Arizona, New Jersey, and North Carolina via company van. When interns are not traveling they will be provided business operation training in the office through learning what must be done to prepare for upcoming tournaments with HJGT staff members, including the Director of Marketing. Normal business operation hours are 9am-5pm and weekend hours. Interns will receive up to two days of free time per week. The following information will help you gain an understanding of the HJGT internship.
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is now accepting applications for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017! Its not too early or late too apply with the nations largest junior golf tour.
2017 Spring Dates: January-May
2017 Summer Dates: May-August
2017 Fall Dates: August- December
Pre- and Post-Press Releases
Constant Website Updates
Sales and Marketing of Tour and Upcoming Tournaments
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)
Hotel relations and course scheduling
Create Weekly tournament videos uploaded to You Tube
Tournament Set-Up and Preparation Includes, but is not limited to:
Marking of Golf Course
Tee and Hole Locations
Tournament Duties Includes, but is not limited to:
Starting and Scoring of Players
On Course Rules Officiating
Pace of Play Management
This internship is unpaid although the HJGT provides all interns with 100% free housing.
The Tournament Operations Interns are split into six different teams each consisting of 3-7 interns. The teams are located in different houses and states in order to make traveling to tournaments more convenient. Each intern is supervised by a full time employee with ratio of no more than 7 interns to 1 full time Tournament Director. Apply now for any program period–Spring application deadline is November 30, 2016, Summer application deadline is April 1, 2017 and Fall application deadline is July 1, 2017. Spring dates: Operations Teams run from January 4 to May 22nd. Start and end dates may vary a bit based on what operation team you are placed on. Summer Date Ranges: Mid-May to Mid-August. Fall Date Ranges: Mid-August to Mid-December.
Write to Internships@hjgt.org and submit a cover letter and resume to secure an interview.
Why intern with the HJGT?
-College credit for getting hands on, Once in a lifetime educational experience
-Travel the country
-Provided with fully furnished housing
-Employee discounts on most major golf equipment and apparel (Generally 30-50% off retail)
-Hands on experience and to learn every aspect of tournament operations, retail marketing, and video productions.
-Resume building workshops
-Classroom sessions with HJGT employees to assist with career planning
-Recommendation letters from full time employees
Expenses and Housing:
The HJGT will cover most travel expenses and housing. The following items will be provided by the HJGT:
-Van transportation to and from tournaments
-Some meals while traveling to and from tournaments
HJGT Interns will also be provided with 100% paid housing in Jacksonville, Florida, Richmond, VA area or Atlanta, GA area if their college or permanent residence is more than 50 miles away from HJGT headquarters. This includes:
-Washer and Dryer
-Appliances (stove and microwave)
-Internet and TV
Students will be able to use the HJGT internship for college credit. Your institution will decide the amount of credits. All interns must be enrolled in at least one credit.
There are countless benefits to participating in the HJGT internship. Interns will meet and interact with many people and get to know the future stars of the PGA and LPGA tours. Interns will be around influential and successful sponsors, parents, and spectators. Interns will also work closely with golf professionals, directors of golf and course superintendents. In addition to the contacts made, the internship also serves as an opportunity to obtain full time employment with the HJGT or through its network. This internship is unlike many other programs because of the hands on experience you will receive. Interns will be given daily tasks that have a big impact on the organization. You will learn how to manage people, manage departments, and problem solve in a fast and fun environment.
How to Apply?
If you are interested in applying for an internship position with the HJGT, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. We are accepting all Applications for all program internship periods. Please specify what position you are applying for in the email subject line when you submit your resume and cover letter and whether you want to intern in the Spring, Summer and or Fall for 2017.