Applications now open for the 2023 USGA Pathways Internship program

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The USGA opened applications for the USGA Pathways Internship program at the 123rd U.S. Open Championship at The Los Angeles Country Club. USGA said this program is part of the organization’s ongoing effort to introduce individuals from underrepresented communities to careers in golf.

Launched as the Lee Elder Internship by The Country Club at the 2022 U.S. Open in Brookline, Mass., the USGA will continue to lead the educational experience.

The annual 10-day program is scheduled for June 10-19, 2023, during the week of the U.S. Open and will provide 20 college and graduate students with exposure to the golf industry while being immersed in the operations of a major championship. Those interested can apply today through Feb. 10, 2023.

Deloitte, the official professional services provider of the USGA, will join the program as a foundational supporter. As part of the 10-day program, Deloitte will provide a full day of professional development programming at its Los Angeles office.

“The students participating in this program will become golf’s next generation of leaders,” said Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA. “At the USGA, our commitment to the future of the game includes investing in programs that help position tomorrow’s leaders for success and create pathways for careers in golf.”

The curriculum for the program includes a series of classroom-style instructional sessions paired with job shadowing and on-site training that covers all aspects of the championship. The program also provides networking opportunities with local and national leaders from the golf industry and beyond. The USGA covers the program’s costs, including travel expenses and accommodations for all interns.

The 2022 inaugural class of the program included students from 22 institutions, including historically black colleges and universities and other accredited universities across the United States, with many having little to no experience with the game. Alumni advanced to full-time internships at sports organizations, including the USGA.

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