All students at Queens University of Charlotte must complete an internship as part of graduation requirements. Students enrolled in the Professional Golf Management program go above this requirement and complete 1400 hours prior to the beginning of their senior year. Students are then eligible for 10 credit hours on their academic transcript if all documentation has been completed and a full review of hours has been done. Students may accumulate their hours by taking part in three internships during the summers of their freshman, sophomore and junior years; by approved employment during the academic year, and by working with the PGA Tour at the Quail Hollow Championship.
Summer internship placements are coordinated through the PGM office. Typically students will meet with the program director and/or program coordinator and discuss their goals and aspirations. The internships are tailored to the student rather than them completing a check-list. For instance, a student wishing to enter the golf industry in a traditional manner may be well served to work outside operations at a golf facility during their first year. A student wishing to pursue a career in golf publications however, might want a different experience. Unlike any other program, our focus on individuals allows you to complete internships outside traditional golf employment and build the skills for your future rather than just checking off tasks.