Program Event Intern – Holland

Job Category & Wage: Full-time seasonal (April-October), $15/hour

Location: Holland, MI 

Relevant Work Experience: See Below

Preferred Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (or currently pursuing) in Business, Sports Management, Hospitality/Event Management

Organization Overview 

The Lake Michigan Junior Golf Association was established in December of 2006 to provide junior golf tournaments in West Michigan to all youth.  In 2011, The Lake Michigan Junior Golf Association shifted its focus to establishing a chapter of First Tee – West Michigan.  On June 23, 2011, First Tee – West Michigan officially became a chapter of First Tee.

First Tee – West Michigan is one of 150 chapters worldwide that are part of a global non-profit youth initiative. First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to use golf and character education to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging youth in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, they are exposed to positive traits that will help them become valuable assets to their community and eventually achieve success in life. First Tee’s Life Skills & Golf Experience curriculum is the unique component that sets it apart from many other successful junior golf programs. 

At First Tee – West Michigan, we are highly focused on reaching out to at-risk and disadvantaged youth. We want our participants to see the beauty of the golf course, learn the skills they need to succeed in life, and build relationships with those who care for their well-being.  

Position Description

The Program Event Intern will report directly to the Area  Director. Inspired by a genuine passion for empowering and helping youth succeed in life, s/he will work diligently to promote and expand First Tee programs in Holland.. The Program Event Intern will help with planning, preparing, implementing and supporting all First Tee- West Michigan events.  This position will  also lead weekly golf classes, promote First Tee in schools, churches, job fairs and other similar events. 

The ideal candidate has outstanding administrative, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, an interest in working with participants ages 7-17 (and their parents), and a basic understanding of the game of golf (helpful but not required).

Responsibilities including but not limited to

  • Assist in the planning and execution of informational booths at community events
  • Promoting First Tee, our Programming, and our impact to interested kids and adults
  • Communicating with parents, partnership contacts, golf courses, etc. about upcoming events 
  • Arrange, transport, execute and close Marathon fundraising events (May-July)
  • Lead coach classes when needed (add 1-2x/week?)
  • Assisting in events throughout the West Michigan Chapter (Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon)
  • Oversee Alternate shot and Volunteer Appreciation Outings 
  • Event preparation and management for our golf outings in Grand Rapids and Muskegon
  • Fulfill Shopify orders and track inventory accordingly 
  • Maintain the stock of the equipment and store items at all instructional areas (primarily Holland)
  • Help oversee and prepare coach training 
  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director and Area Director


The following characteristics are necessary for success in this position: 

  • A love for working with youth (age 7 to 17)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Comfortable talking with strangers and in front of large groups of people
  • High integrity, attention to detail and well organized 
  • Flexibility-some nights and weekends are  required
  • Strong use of the written English language, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Comfortable learning online database systems
    •  Hubspot, G-Suite, Asana, SalesForce, Slack, and others, are used frequently
  • Must  be currently enrolled in a college or university 
  • Basic knowledge of sports and enthusiasm for golf

Job Benefits

  • Flexibility of schedule, occasional Saturday events, no Sundays
  • Ability to work remotely semi-frequently
  • Holidays Off (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day)


We are collecting resumes and will begin the interview process in March 2023. If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you – please submit an application via handshake.  

Should you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Contact: David Hondorp, Talent Advisor

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