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USGA/NGA communications internship (Omaha, Nebraska)

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 13:31 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Internship
Details: 

The Nebraska Golf Association has announced a 2017 communications summer internship opportunity. The United States Golf Association (USGA) Foundation has awarded a grant to the NGA to support this internship through the USGA's P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program. This program was established in 1991 to create job opportunities for individuals with a career interest in golf administration, and to assist regional and state golf associations in conducting tournaments, junior golf activities, membership services, and other office responsibilities. Prospective intern should have a communications background (i.e. media production, broadcasting or journalism) and a sufficient interest in golf.

The NGA is a non-profit organization serving more than 160 member clubs and more than 22,000 individual members. The NGA was established in 1966 to foster, promote and advance the interests and the true spirit of amateur golf throughout the state of Nebraska. The NGA staff and volunteer Board of Directors serve their membership in such areas as: handicapping, course rating, junior golf, rules and championships, as well as providing educational materials, workshops and information.

This full-time temporary position will pay a stipend of $1,600/month (gross). Intern is responsible for making his/her own housing arrangements.

Available internship (exact start and end dates are flexible):

USGA P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internships:

Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2017
Communications - USGA/NGA Summer 2017, 3 month internship

Interested individuals should submit a resume (with references) and cover letter to:

Craig Ames, Executive Director
Nebraska Golf Association
6618 South 118th Street
Omaha, NE 68137

For more information, contact Craig Ames at the Nebraska Golf Association by phone at 402.505.4653, ext. 102 or email at cames@nebgolf.org

Background
The Nebraska Golf Association is able to offer this internship through funding received from the U.S. Golf Association Foundation's P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program. The USGA established this program in 1991 to create job opportunities for individuals with a career interest in golf administration, and to assist regional and state golf associations on a short-term, entry-level basis. The program has a special interest in extending opportunities in golf to racial minorities and women. The intern will be exposed to and gain experience in areas related to state golf association administration. The intern will provide assistance to the NGA Staff, Board of Directors, and Committee Members in the day-to-day operations of association activities, with a focus on NGA digital communication efforts and social media.

Duties
The USGA intern will work both in the association office and on site at association championships/events.

• Intern will be responsible for capturing championship photography and video content

• Intern will produce and broadcast daily social media video segments from NGA championship/events

• Intern will provide content and produce weekly NGA video blog — The Turn

• Intern will assist with NGA media relations and media areas at championships

• Intern will be responsible for production of behind-the-scenes video stories from championships and other special projects

• Intern will assist with all NGA social media efforts and digital communications

• Intern will assist in preparation of the NGA's digital magazine - Nebraska Golfer

Qualifications
• Preferred area of study or background in media production, broadcasting, journalism or communications

• Excellent writing and editing skills, and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Experience in front of camera and conducting interviews

• Experience using video equipment, taking photos, editing and producing video

• Experience using Premier, Photoshop and other Adobe products is a plus

• Golf background or strong interest in golf is a plus

Compensation
• This is a paid position made possible through a grant from the USGA's P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program

• This is a salaried position paying $1,600 per month (gross)

• Intern will be supplied with a NGA uniform and will be reimbursed according to the NGA Reimbursement Policy for any mileage, meals and lodging (if necessary) when conducting NGA business.

Leave
• The NGA observes Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day as paid holidays

• As this is a temporary salaried position, no paid sick leave or vacation leave is accrued

• Any leave that is taken must be pre-approved by the Executive Director and will be considered leave without pay

Terms and conditions
• Begins in the spring and concludes in the fall; exact start and end dates are flexible

• NGA Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Intern is expected to work during normal business hours for the duration of the internship. Work at tournaments will require longer hours and may involve some weekends. Some flexibility is permitted with the number of hours worked per day and days worked per week, not to exceed 40 hours per week

• Unacceptable performance of the above mentioned duties and/or lack of adherence to the outlined terms/conditions could be considered grounds for termination of the internship. Termination requires NGA board review/approval

• Executive director will submit a written report evaluating the intern's performance to the USGA at the conclusion of the internship