Great Opportunity with American Junior Golf Association!

We recently received this e-mail from Lauren Shelly, the Manager of Recruiting and Special Events for the AJGA:
It is that time of year where the American Junior Golf Association begins the search for more than 50 interns that will work for us during the spring or summer to help our full-time staff conduct more than 85 golf tournaments and 45 qualifiers across the United States. The AJGA internship requires extensive travel, is difficult and demanding, but at the same time is very rewarding and prepares one for a career in the golf/sports industry. The AJGA is looking for talented and well-rounded applicants to serve as tournament operations and communications interns. The tournament operations and communications intern is an entry-level position and must be at least 20 years old prior to May 16, 2011.
I am contacting you in hopes that you know of students, past interns or acquaintances who would be qualified to be a part of our internship. Below is a brief description of the two internship positions. For those interested in the internship position, please direct them to our Web site for more information, job descriptions and to apply.
Tournament Operations Internship Job Responsibilities
  • On-course rules officiating
  • General tournament set-up and preparation
  • Golf course set-up and preparation
  • Starting and scoring of players
  • Media and public relations
  • Monitoring equipment inventory, maintenance and replenishment
  • Public speaking
Communications Internship Job Responsibilities
In addition to the above duties, Communications interns will:
  • Post-round results and news releases
  • Prepare each tournament’s printed materials
  • Tournament photography
  • Distribute results to local and national media
  • Update the AJGA’s Web site,
  • Media and public relations
Our spring internship is from March – May and the summer internship is from May – September (end dates vary depending on the school schedule). Interns are paid $200/week in the spring and $225/week in the summer, most travel expenses are covered and this internship may be used to receive college credit. Polo Golf/Polo Ralph Lauren uniforms, Under Armour shoes and Bolle sunglasses will be provided for all interns.
For those that are interested in applying, candidates can send their information to Lauren Shelly, Manager of Recruiting and Special Events via mail (American Junior Golf Association, ATTN: Lauren Shelly, 1980 Sports Club Drive, Braselton, GA, 30517), e-mail ( or fax (678-425-1653).
Priority Deadline: November 12, 2010 (by 5 p.m. EST) – Applicants for the spring MUST apply by the November deadline.
Final Deadline: January 7, 2011 (by 5 p.m. EST)

In addition, finalists for the internship MUST attend Intern Recruiting Weekend in Atlanta, February 25 – 27, 2011. The AJGA will provide lodging, food and reimburse a portion of travel expenses.
The application for 2011 will be available on September 1st.

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