IMPACT Golf Museum Special Projects Intern

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur and open championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of the game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.

The USGA Golf Museum, the nation’s first sports museum, preserves and celebrates the history of the game for golfers, golf fans, and sports fans worldwide. In addition to the world’s most comprehensive golf history library, the Museum collection includes more than 70,000 artifacts, 500,000 photographs, and a robust video archive. This incredible collection supports the USGA Golf Museum’s ongoing effort to bring to life 600 years of golf history through collections stewardship, education, outreach, and scholarship.

The USGA Golf Museum is seeking a Special Projects Intern to assist in a library-based research project, populating a database of archival materials related to golf course architecture. The USGA Golf Museum is designing and building a USGA Architecture Archive Web Interface to house the world’s only digital archive of golf course architecture materials. The Special Projects Internship will provide a hands-on experience developing a database of comprehensive attributes and metadata related to architects and golf courses that will provide the foundation for the archive’s web interface. Additionally, a successful candidate will also have the opportunity to assist with research for a book project based on the Museum’s collection of Bob Jones’ correspondence.

The Special Projects Intern will be based in the Library and will report to the Senior Librarian.

This USGA Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you'll have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to "Day in the Life of" job overviews, complete and present a capstone project and engage in all-intern social events.


What you can expect:

  • Duties will include research, fact-checking and writing on golf course architecture using Museum resources
  • Collecting and collating historical data for entry into Museum’s content management system
  • Participation in USGA Golf Museum programs and other special projects as needed
  • Regular consultation with staff members on connecting intern experience to academic and career aspirations
  • Additional duties assigned as needed


What you bring to the USGA:

  • Current junior or senior in college, or Grad student
  • Preferred areas of study include museum studies or library science, history, English, journalism, communications or a related field
  • Must have excellent research skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite necessary
  • Must be detail and deadline oriented
  • Golf knowledge and passion for the sport is highly preferred



Liberty Corner, NJ

To Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply: IMPACT Golf Museum Special Projects Intern


About the USGA:

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide. Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit


The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer