Each summer, we invite students from across the country to take part in an internship designed specifically for black and brown college golfers. The internship is tailored specifically to meet the needs of student-athletes looking to get real-world job experience, all while taking their golf games to the next level. Off the course, intern participants learn about running a community non-profit, develop sound coaching skills, get access to professional development opportunities, and make a huge impact on local youth. On the course, interns get access to top practice facilities, unique playing experiences, and professional coaching sessions all while being surrounded and pushed by a group of peers pursuing similar goals.
The paid internship runs for 9 weeks, and the capstone of the program is a week-long, immersive experience of the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship. At the Wyndham Championship, interns will come face-to-face with PGA TOUR professionals, learn the ins and outs of running a major sporting event and get to network with national and local leaders.
Check out the full internship description and apply for the 2024 program below!
2024 Dates: June 3 – August 4 (tentative)
2024 Application Deadline: December 31, 2023
From Left to Right: Jordan Draper (Johnson C. Smith University), Ajani Johnson (Chicago State University), Kennedi Lee (North Carolina A&T University), Alex Burnett (North Carolina Central University), Cameron Witherspoon (Virginia Union University), and Tyler Thomas (Winston-Salem State University).
Is the internship only for HBCU golfers?
The internship is open to all black/brown students playing college golf at any institution, HBCU or otherwise.
Can first-year college students apply?
Selected students must have completed at least one semester of college before the internship begins.
Can graduate students apply?
Graduate students are welcome to apply as long as they are still playing or finished playing golf in the most recently completed semester.
How many hours of work do interns typically complete each week?
Most weeks vary between 15 and 25 hours, with the average number being roughly 20 hours. Wyndham Championship week is the only week that is 40+ hours.
Is the internship paid?
Yes, interns are paid an hourly rate between $12-15/hour. Interns also receive numerous other perks such as full practice and play privileges at First Tee – Central Carolina facilities, advanced instruction sessions, special playing opportunities at top local clubs, time off, and reimbursement for one to two tournament entry fees, clothing, shoes, regular meals, and more.
Is housing provided for out-of-town interns?
Housing is available for through local college campuses and a stipend to help off-set some housing costs is provided.
Do you have to have a car or do much driving?
A car is not required. Housing is available close to
the main work site and minimal driving is required. When driving is required, every effort to arrange carpooling is made.
How many interns are selected each summer?
6 to 8 interns will be selected each summer.