Alabama Golf Association Tournament Media & Communications Intern

Nov 15, 2022

Posted: November 15, 2022

What: USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Internship focusing on Tournament Media & Communications

Where: The Alabama Golf Association

Hours: 3 month position

Start/ End: May 2023- August 2023 ; start/end dates are flexible

Pay: Monthly Paid position

Job Duties:

Qualified applicants will learn the internal operations of a State/Regional Golf Association. Some specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide communications support for AGA championships, Junior Golf Alabama and USGA qualifiers
  • Assist with research, writing, fact checking, and proofing of content
  • Assistance with on-site and off-site brainstorming, creating, and publishing of content to web sites, photo galleries and social media sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SmugMug)
  • Provide tournament coverage writing pre-event press releases, daily and post-tournament recaps
  • Distribute results to local and national media
  • Serve as staff photographer at championships and events
  • Download and archive photographs on office server
  • Provide video coverage and player interviews during tournaments
  • Edit association yearbook following each event
  • Create championship highlight videos
  • Assist with marketing plan for AGA License Plate Campaign & Golf Travel in Alabama
  • Assist with Hole-in-One program
  • Assist with general tournament/golf course preparation and breakdown
  • Assist tournament operations staff as needed with starting and scoring of players, on-course rules officiating
  • Assist with creating and implementing media coverage for the Southern Golf Association Championships (Southern Amateur and Southern Junior) and Elite Amateur Golf Series


  • Ability to live/work in the Birmingham, AL area during internship
  • Preferred area of study or background in journalism, social media, communications, or public relations
  • Strong work ethic with a “Can Do” attitude and willingness to learn
  • Highly motivated individual with ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent news writing and editing skills that can work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Photography, videography, and photo/video editing experience a plus
  • Willingness to travel extensively within Alabama and to Louisiana & Tennessee (SGA Championships).
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors including early mornings and weekends
  • Preferred computer/software skills (i.e., Adobe Suite, Microsoft Word, Canva, MailChimp) and the ability to effectively communicate on the phone, via e-mail and through various web site and social media outlets
  • Golf background or strong interest in golf is a plus but not required
  •  Have own transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Candidate must be an amateur golfer if applicable. PGM students are eligible. PGA professionals/apprentices are ineligible.

How to Apply: Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume, work samples and three references via email to Savannah Snowden, Manager of Media, Marketing & Communications, Alabama Golf Association with “Tournament Media & Communications 3-Month Internship” in subject line. Position is open until filled with qualified candidate.