Each summer, the TJGT will host an “Internship Program” for college-aged students looking to gain experience in the golf and tournament business. Interns will receive full exposure to the entire tournament and tour operation, gaining experience in every facet of running a junior event, as well as marketing, social media and strategy experience.
**2024 Summer Internship Application Open**
For 2024, the TJGT is seeking up to 6-8 interns:
- 2-4 Dallas/Fort Worth
- 1-2 Houston Area
- 1-2 San Antonio/Austin
The TJGT’s Internship Program is a summer internship that runs for roughly 12 weeks during the months of May-August (start and end dates are somewhat flexible based on successful applicant’s geographic location, school schedule and TJGT summer event schedule).
The annual Internship Program is available for 6-8 individuals – 2 interns in each of the TJGT’s main markets. Specific details, summaries, benefits and requirements can be found below.
**Interns must be living in/near the TJGT market for which they apply for the entirety of the summer, and must have proper transportation.**
Applications will be accepted starting January 1, with interviews beginning in Late January and proceeding until all internship spots are filled.
The Texas Junior Golf Tour is seeking qualified applicants for a 12 week internship in golf tournament operations during the summer of 2024. As part of the program, interns will have the opportunity to learn the ropes of day-to-day tournament operations, as well as business strategies, marketing and social media training.
The majority of each intern’s time will be spent each week at a TJGT 36- or 54-hole tournament, but interns will also spend time training on various computer programs and social media platforms.
- Execute pre-tournament responsibilities such as infrastructure/signage set-up and golf course set-up (course marking and selecting yardage & hole locations)
- Be involved in on-site responsibilities, including registration, course/player monitoring, assisting tournament staff with rulings when needed, scoring, etc.
- Executing marketing and social media plans and content, learning tournament and promotional strategies
- Effectively communicate with host professional staff, junior golfers, parents, caddies, and spectators
- Overnight travel 1-2 times during the summer may be required, interns will be notified at the start of the summer if/when those dates will occur
SUMMER TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Each TJGT intern will be responsible for helping conduct 7-8 multi-day tournaments throughout the summer. “Tournament working days” will include the day before the event for course prep, as well as the two days of actual tournament work. On non-“tournament working days,” interns may be assigned other tasks to complete on their own time. Specific tournament dates/assignments will be discussed during the interview process and confirmed upon hiring.
On average, summer interns can expect to work 25-28 hours a week during tournament weeks, with 18-20 of those hours coming during the “tournament working days. Work during non-tournament weeks may equal 5-6 total hours.
QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATE
- Has or is pursuing a college degree (must have completed at least 1 year of college)***
- Has automobile access with willingness and ability to travel within the assigned market (DFW, Houston, San Antonio/Austin)
- Must be able to manage time and schedules during on and off weeks and arrive to work on time
- Must be able to work within a team framework, take direction and accomplish tasks in a timely manner while working proactively and takin on individual responsibility
- Access to a personal computer and smartphone (laptop/travel computer preferred)
- General social media literacy, including experience with Instagram, X/Twitter, TikTok and Facebook
- General DSLR camera literacy
- Basic knowledge of the game and rules of golf (high school golf experience preferred)
- Interest in a career in golf or sport administration
***Graduated seniors may be permitted to apply, but the internship program is intended for college-level students
- Ability to work early mornings
- Ability to work outside in extreme weather and temperatures
- Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds, i.e. tents, tables, stakes, and signage
- Ability to safely operate a golf cart
- Ability to stand and move around on foot for extended periods of time
- Ability to speak publicly
- Effectively able to use and operate cell phones, tablets, and hand-held radios
Interns will work tournaments in their respective market (DFW, Houston, Austin/San Antonio) and will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from tournaments. For any travel outside of an intern’s market, all lodging and meals will be provided by the TJGT, and mileage will be paid. Specific details will be disclosed upon hiring.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Each intern will receive a stipend of $1500 for their summer work.
- If overnight travel is required, all lodging and meals will be covered by TJGT
- TJGT staff uniforms including golf shirts and hats will be provided
- School credit (if applicable)
**The 2024 Internship Application is now Open**
Interested applicants can fill out an online application by CLICKING HERE or visiting the link at the top of this page. Prospective applications will also be required to submit/upload a current work resume (not a golf resume).
There is no set deadline for the internship application, but prospective candidates are encouraged to apply as quickly as possible. Interviews will be conducted starting in late January/early February, and the application will be available and open until the slots are filled.
ABOUT THE TEXAS JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
The Texas Junior Golf Tour is one of the largest regional junior golf tournament organizations in the country. Founded in 1989, the TJGT has grown to operate roughly 50 multi-round junior tournaments for players ages 11-18, as well as 5-6 collegiate-level tournaments throughout the year. The TJGT primarily operates in 3 main markets – Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Houston Area and Austin/San Antonio, and operates tournaments in each market in nearly every month of the year.
In addition to tournament operations, the Texas Junior Golf Tour contributes to it’s 501©3 charity organization, the Avid Junior Golf Initiative, which is focused on providing opportunities for junior golfers through grant money, programs and college scholarships.