February 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is a Southeast Regional Golf Tour and was founded with the intention of providing junior boys, and girls, golfers between the ages of 10-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Our vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. Over the past five seasons the tour has grown at exponential proportions and has become one of the premier Southern choices when it comes to Junior Golf. Since being founded in 2008 the tour has grown from 300 members and 25 events to more than 2,400 members and 64 events in the 2012 season. In 2013 the HJGT will be expanding to five new states. With this expansion, the Tour has also been fortunate enough to embody many characteristics not normally seen in the junior golf industry, including: Large Corporate Sponsorship Deals, Top Tier Golf Course Selection, Influential Stake in the Golfing Community, and an Excellent Experience for its Players. Embedded within the tour are five distinct age divisions: Boys 15-18 Boys 11-14, Girls 15-18 and Girls 11-14.
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour offers a well-rounded internship for ambitious individuals looking at developing a wide variety of business skills. Interns will be actively involved with all aspects of the business from sales and marketing, sponsorships, website design to tournament operations under the supervision of HJGT staff members. The internship will require travel, on average, 3-4 weekends per month across the country, including: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina via company truck. When interns are not traveling they will be expected to work in the office to prepare for upcoming tournaments. Normal office hours are 8:30am-5pm. No other internship will better prepare you for a career in the business world. The following information will help you gain an understanding of the HJGT internship. Please visit the HJGT’s website for more information about who we are before applying at www.hjgt.org.
Summer 2013: May 8, 2013- August 19, 2013
2013 Tournament Operations and Marketing Internship Job Duties/Responsibilities
Tournament set-up and preparation includes, but is not limited too:
- Marking of Golf Course
- Tee and Hole Locations
- Scoreboard Set-Up
- Utility Set-Up
Tournament duties includes, but is not limited too:
- Starting and Scoring of Players
- On Course Rules Officiating
- Pace of Play Management
Pre- and Post-Press Releases
Constant Website Updates
Sales and Marketing of Tour and Upcoming Tournaments
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)
Create Weekly tournament videos uploaded to You Tube
Knowledge of the rules of golf not required, but recommended
Strong customer service skills
Ability to communicate with children and their parents
Great organizational skills
Working towards bachelor degree
Willingness to work 45- 50 hours per week
Willingness to be on the road for 3-4 weeks at one time
Ability to lift at least 15 pounds
Valid driver’s license
Self motivated and hard-working
Strong written skills
Ability to multi-task and accept challenges in a fast-paced environment
Passion for the game of golf
Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Monthly Stipend and Housing
HJGT interns will receive a monthly stipend plus most travel expenses paid for by the HJGT. The following items will be provided by the HJGT:
-Most meals when on site and traveling to and from tournaments
HJGT Interns will also be provided with 100% paid housing in Jacksonville, Florida. All interns will live in a fully furnished house in the vibrant part of Jacksonville.
-Washer and Dryer
-Appliances (stove and microwave)
Students will be able to use the HJGT internship for college credit. Your institution will decide the amount of credits.
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 a vital part of the organization and 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. Also, be sure to specify the internship of interest. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews and testing. Applications for the summer internship are due by February 25, 2013.