The IJGA is one of the largest junior golf associations in the country. In 2018, the IJGA had over 2000 members between the ages of 8-18, and in 2019 the IJGA plans to conduct over 145 tournaments throughout the state of Illinois and Midwest. The association is comprised of 3 separate divisions: Youth Development (ages 8-13), Playing Member (ages 14-18) and the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour (ages 12-18). This IJGA/MAJGT internship position requires extensive travel throughout the state of Illinois as well as limited travel to Indiana and Wisconsin. This internship will help prepare you for a career in the golf industry and your future after school. The IJGA/MAJGT internship program is very well respected and held in high regards by members, parents, golf professionals, and prospective employers. The following information should help you get a better understanding of the tasks, responsibilities, and rewards that come with the 2019 IJGA/MAJGT internship. POSITION:
Tournament Coordinator Intern Summer Internship (3-Month) May 14, 2019 - August 9, 2019 DESCRIPTION:
The IJGA and MAJGT are looking for qualified applicants to learn from, observe, and assist the full-time staff as Tournament Coordinator interns. The interns will travel extensively throughout the state of Illinois while assisting the IJGA and MAJGT. Potential travel to Wisconsin and Indiana will be necessary while assigned to the MAJGT division. During the internship, Tournament Coordinators will help conduct junior golf tournaments under the supervision of the Associate Executive Director, Director of the Playing Member Division, Director of Youth Programming and Director of the MAJGT. REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have completed at least two (2) years of college Basic golf knowledge (Rules of Golf experience a plus) Excellent communication and public relation skills Strong work ethic and desire to excel in the golf business, sports industry or event management/hospitality industry Basic Computer skills Desire to interact with junior golfers ages 8-18, and their families Reliable transportation necessary Willingness to endure long hours in various weather conditions Willingness to travel for a period of a few days at a time, on a limited basis. Company transportation would be provided for these trips RESPONSIBILITIES:
Learn, observe, and assist Division Directors with the coordination and administration of all tournament activities, which includes 100+ events Development Areas: On-course rules officiating, golf course set-up, inventory management, public speaking, starting/scoring of players; build relationships with PGA Professionals in the state of Illinois and throughout the Midwest Travel to host course tournament sites throughout the Midwest (majority in Illinois) Be familiar with and willing to learn the USGA Rules of Golf BENEFITS:
Hourly wage plus overtime pay when applicable Travel and expense reimbursement possible School credit (if applicable) Uniforms provided for tournament days Golf privileges when possible and staff discounts to select IJGA preferred vendors PLEASE EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUMES TO:
MATT WENNMAKER ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PHONE: This position is located in Tournament Coordinators will help conduct junior golf tournaments under the supervision of the Associate Executive Director, Director of the Playing Member Division, Director of Youth Programming and Director of the MAJGT., IL which is a southwest suburb of Chicago.