Thank you for your interest in the First Tee Internship program. The internship is a seasonal program designed for teenagers who have demonstrated leadership experience at First Tee, and want to continue to develop those skills under the guidance of First Tee staff and coaches.
The internship is a volunteer role with paid stipend ($25 per 6 hours to start), with an 8-10 week commitment of at least 3 hours per week.
To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of 15 years of age.
- Achieved First Tee certification level of Birdie or higher.
- Strong academic standing, including participation in extracurricular activities.
- Passion for golf and the value of a life skills education.
- Proven track record of reliability and punctuality.
- Familiarity with basic functions of Microsoft Suite, especially Word & Excel.
- Mobile communication capabilities and proficiency (responsive to call, text and email).
- Able to secure reliable transportation to and from the course (bus, car, family, carpool etc.).
- Demonstrates each of The First Tee’s Nine Core Values exceptionally and leads by example.
- Proven track record of responsibility and active participation within and outside of the program.
- Ability to work independently toward program goals and directives with minimum direct supervision.
- Strong communication skills to interface with adults and youth on a regular basis.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Be a Resource:
- Understand the certification & progression process at each level of First Tee.
- Stay up-to-date on chapter events, class schedules, and registration dates.
- Serve as a dependable and reliable member of specific coaching teams and the chapter.
- Represent First Tee at select fundraising events and community activities.
- Be a “leader and a follower”:
- Lead volunteers, new coaches participant families and those in need on a day-to-day basis.
- Follow directives from coaches, chapter staff, and facility operations staff.
- Serve in a leadership capacity on the coaching team to deliver quality classes.
- Set a good example at all times and be a role model to youth and adults.
- Participate in all aspects of class delivery, including: planning, setup, teaching, and cleanup.
- Ensure accurate daily class records (attendance roster, facility use, and player records).
- Willingness to make occasional phone calls to participant families, colleagues, and staff.
- Maintain a clean, safe, and organized environment (classroom, storage, staging areas, etc.).
- Help manage a responsible class environment that does not impede golf course operations.
- Become an official Assistant Coach by completing the online ACT training (pre-season).
- Commitment to continuous learning within the role and its application to outside goals.
Commitment and Stipend:
- See Internship Release Agreement for details on the stipend. You will be redirected to that page upon submission of this form.