Location: USGA Headquarters, Liberty Corner, NJ
Position Timeframe: May – August 2018
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.
Golf is a game fueled by people with passion, integrity and drive. The newly created USGA Foundation, the charitable fundraising arm of the USGA, is looking for a Foundation Content and Storytelling Intern. The Foundation Content and Storytelling Internship will provide a hands-on opportunity to develop a working knowledge of development and the creation of content and storytelling to support these efforts in a non-profit setting. Storytelling is central to interpersonal fundraising and nonprofit communications. The Foundation Content and Storytelling intern will be able to effectively create content that will resonate with current donors, partners, and volunteers to create a sense of goodwill and provide an avenue to promote a culture of appreciation with all supporters. The USGA Foundation Content and Storytelling Intern will work closely with the USGA Foundation Lead, Creative and Content.
This IMPACT 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, participating in community service and social activities, and the opportunity to complete and present a capstone project for senior leaders and management.
What you can expect:
- Support pre-championship and championship content development from home office, including research and story editing, Web site posting and results analysis.
- Foundation content and storytelling duties on-site at selected USGA Championships to include support in writing, distribution, posting of daily stories and social media.
- Provide support in the following: fact checking, proofreading, editing, writing, posting of content for USGA Foundation Web site.
- Collect and collate biographical data on donors for entry into database.
What you bring to the USGA:
- Preferred area of study or past experience to include: journalism, communications, PR or related field
- Journalism/Public Relations background or writing experience is preferred
- Position requires good communication skills, as well as familiarity with non-profit storytelling and special events operations
- 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
- Ability and knowledge of the organizational tasks required in the creation and editorial process
- Familiarity with USGA history and practices desirable
- Photography, videography, or graphic design skills a plus but not required.
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.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer