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Department: Astros Golf Foundation
The Astros Golf Foundation Internships are intended for individuals with a strong desire to gain real-world work experience, as well as a desire to work hard and give their best. Learning potential is endless in these positions and interns get out of the experience what they put into it.
These internships are intended as an educational experience, these internships require full availability August- December. These internships are for school credit only.
The Astros Golf Foundation Internship offers the opportunity for interns to gain experience in all areas of tournament planning/management. This internship opportunity will allow for the participation and completion of specific projects leading up to and during the tournament.
This internship provides the opportunity to learn through observation, participation and execution how a golf tournament is executed. The internship requires inquisitive, responsible self-starters who enjoy a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. The opportunities require strong communication skills with above average computer skills.
Chosen candidates will have many opportunities to network and work with members of the PGA community, Astros organization, event execution partners and vendors and corporate and social clients. Intern candidates should possess confidence and poise to deal with all of these entities.
At least Junior level college/university student or graduate student receiving school credit for the internship.
High level of professionalism with ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment.
Highly motivated with strong work ethic.
Superior attention to detail and deadline orientation.
Ability to work efficiently.
Ability to maintain discretion concerning confidential information.
Proficient in Microsoft Office platforms.
Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
Strong written and interpersonal skills.
Willing to offer ideas and suggestions.
Volunteer Services/Charity Intern
Support management coordinating and communicating with volunteers on scheduling, credentialing, waiver collection, and uniform distribution as well as soliciting in-kind donations for the volunteer program . This role will have a heavy emphasis on hospitality and client services.
This intern will also assist with coordinating and communicating with the Birdies for Charity participants as well as managing charity booths onsite during tournament week. Assist with any donation discrepancies found within the donation portal.
This intern will assist with all daily tournament activities and all set-up related to tournament activities/events (to include the golf tournament). This can include; support with physical preparation of course (displays/signage set-up, credential boards and sponsorship needs); site and office set-ups; tracking inventory of tournament assets (carts, signage, supplies, radios and other operational items. This position requires a high level of organizational skills and ability to effectively communicate.
Ticketing/ Client Services Intern
Supports the sponsorship sales activation and execution efforts by collaborating with sales/development and finance to ensure fulfillment of sales and event packages. Interns will work with ticketing system, CRM, and potentially process payments and make ticket sales through incoming requests. Fulfillment of package duties to include ticket printing, collection of logos, credential printing and more. During tournament week, the intern will be working heavily in the box office, and assisting in client services and operational needs.
This intern will assist in providing an unforgettable experience for pro-am participants. This includes working closely with tournament staff to provide administrative support as related to the Pro-Am, Pro-am registration and handicap verification, participation credentialing and database maintenance and follow-up.
These positions will operate in both a traditional office setting as well as well as an outdoor- golf tournament setting. This requires the ability to function in a high activity and heavily crowded outdoor professional sports venue environment. Employee may be exposed to weather of varying degrees while participating in this internship.
Ability to lift/carry/move items weighing up to 30lbs. Ability to sit for long periods of time, hear, see and touch. May be required to stoop, kneel or crouch. Ability to walk long distances and/or stand for long periods of time. This internship requires full availability from August to December.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.