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Tournament Coordinator Summer Internship

The IJGA and MAJGT are looking for qualified applicants to learn from, observe, and assist the full-time staff as Tournament Coordinator interns. The interns will travel extensively throughout the state of Illinois while assisting the IJGA and MAJGT. Potential travel to Wisconsin and Indiana will be necessary while assigned to the MAJGT division. During the internship, Tournament Coordinators will help conduct junior golf tournaments under the supervision of the Associate Executive Director, Director of the Playing Member Division, Director of Youth Programming and Manager of the MAJGT.

The IJGA is one of the largest junior golf associations in the country. In 2023, the IJGA had almost 2000 members between the ages of 8-18, and in 2024 the IJGA plans to conduct over 125 tournaments throughout Chicagoland. The association comprises 3 separate divisions: Youth Development (ages 8-13), Playing Member (ages 14-18) and the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour (ages 12-18).


  • Applicants must have completed at least one (1) year of college
  • Basic golf knowledge (Rules of Golf experience a plus)
  • Excellent communication and public relation skills
  • Strong work ethic and desire to excel in the golf business, sports industry or event management/hospitality industry
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Desire to interact with junior golfers ages 8-18, and their families
  • Reliable transportation necessary
  • Willingness to endure long hours in various weather conditions


  • Learn, observe, and assist Division Directors with the coordination and administration of all tournament activities, which includes 125+ events
  • Development Areas: On-course rules officiating, golf course set-up, inventory management, public speaking, starting/scoring of players; build relationships with PGA Professionals
  • Travel to host course tournament sites throughout the Chicagoland area
  • Be familiar with and willing to learn the USGA Rules of Golf


  • Hourly wage plus overtime pay when applicable
  • Travel and expense reimbursement possible
  • School credit (if applicable)
  • Uniforms provided for tournament days