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The 2022 CGA Internship Applications are Live


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (November 24, 2021) - The Carolinas Golf Association announces seven paid CGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. internship opportunities for 2022. New this year, the CGA will be offering a 6 to 12-month junior golf internship (length of internship flexible). Additionally, a 6 to 12-month association internship, two summer tournament operations internships and three summer communications internships are available.

All interns will gain exposure to various aspects of golf administration including, but not limited to: championships, qualifiers, USGA qualifiers and one-day tournaments; handicapping and course rating; communications and marketing; membership and general office administration. Interns will spend the summer traveling with CGA staff around North Carolina and South Carolina, experiencing some of the best golf courses in the country.


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3-Month Tournament Operations Internship (2 positions available)

Responsibilities: Tournament administration which includes course marking, course set-up, starting times and pairings, starting and scoring of players, on-course rules officiating, pace of play and preliminary preparation of printed materials for CGA championships, qualifiers, one-day events and USGA qualifiers. This is a traveling internship with little time spent in the CGA office.

3-Month Communications Internship (3 positions available)

Responsibilities: Handle tournament communications for CGA championships, qualifiers and TYGA tournaments. Tasks include research, writing tournament recaps and other content; fact-checking, proofreading, editing, photography, videography, social media updates, contributions to the CGA magazine (print and online) and assisting with some tournament operations tasks. This is a traveling internship with little time spent in the CGA office.

Additional Qualifications: Excellent news-writing and editing skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; photography experience; social media experience; videography experience is a plus; experience with photo and video editing software is a plus.


6 to 12-Month Junior Golf Internship (1 position available)

Responsibilities: Tournament administration, course marking, travel to junior championships, qualifiers, one-day events and men’s or women’s championships as needed; tournament communications including recaps, social media updates, photography and marketing tasks for junior golf initiatives; junior golf rankings administration; in-office tasks including answering phone and email inquiries, tournament administration tasks and assisting with printed materials and mailings. This is a traveling and in-office internship.

6 to 12-Month Association Internship (1 position available)

Responsibilities: Tournament administration, course marking, travel to CGA championships, qualifiers, one-day events and USGA qualifiers; tournament communications including tournament recaps, social media updates and photography; handicapping and GHIN services tasks related to the new World Handicap System; course rating and measuring; marketing and association communications. This is a traveling and in-office internship.

Former CGA interns have gone on to work for the following organizations: United States Golf Association, Carolinas Golf Association, Southern California Golf Association, U.S. Kids Golf, Alabama Golf Association, LPGA Tour, All Pro Tour, Augusta National Golf Club, Clemson University, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and more.

Cover letters and resumes should be submitted via email no later than December 1, 2021 for the 6 to 12-month internships and January 14, 2022 for the 3-month internships. Final employment decisions will be made by the end of February 2022. Internships are supported and funded by the USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. intern program and by the Carolinas Golf Association.


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For more information, please contact:

Maggie Watts

Director of Women's Golf

(910) 673-1000


About the USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Internship Program

In 1991, the USGA established the P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Internship Program. This program is designed to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assisting state and regional golf associations in the promotion of amateur golf, on a short-term, entry level basis.

A prospective intern should demonstrate strong managerial potential and a sufficient interest in golf. Golf associations that participate in the Internship Program will provide an appropriate level of orientation and ongoing training and attention. Each intern becomes an employee of the golf association, which will have primary responsibility for recruitment, and sole responsibility for compensation, and supervision. Upon completion of the program, the USGA receives evaluations from both the association and the intern. 


About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.




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