The application of classroom learning to professional practice is a crucial element in the education of students who are preparing for careers in golf management. The PGA Golf Management Program within the Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to a process which will provide students with practical learning experiences under the direct supervision of well qualified and experienced golf professionals and the ongoing tutorial supervision of a University faculty member.

The primary purpose of the internship is to enable each student to meet their educational objectives through participation in well-planned and organized practical experiences. The PGA Golf Management Internship Coordinator, in cooperation with the site PGA professional or supervisor and student, will plan a comprehensive practical experience that meets the educational needs of the student and the requirements of the PGA Golf Management curriculum. Internship sites will offer a variety of professional experiences including, but not limited to, outside operations, inside operations, turfgrass management, tournament and event management and food and beverage operations. The PGA Golf Management program must conduct an evaluation of each internship site prior to placement of students.


The Golf Management internship is considered to be a full-time work experience that encompasses 35 to 40 hours per week at a recognized golf facility. Successful completion of 16 months of internship experience is required of each student seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in PGA Golf Management.


Read the general policies and procedures that have been established by the UNLV PGA program and the PGA of America.

Information for Supervisors

International Students

Are not allowed to work off campus until completion of one academic year (fall and spring). Must complete internship paperwork with the UNLV Office of International Students and Scholars and be approved by this office before being eligible for PGA internship.