Current job openings

Part time, up to 20 hours per week
Start now, continue through March 2024
Saturday work at events required most weekends January, February and March
Other evening and weekend work may be required
Can work from home, outside of event duties
Laptop provided

Starting at $20.00 per hour
Parking allowance when working in downtown Minneapolis
Mileage, parking, and other travel expenses reimbursed for working on-site at events

Are you passionate about fostering inclusion, making a meaningful impact in your community, and eager to dive into the world of nonprofit event management? Special Olympics Minnesota is looking for dynamic and motivated Special Events & Corporate Partnerships Interns to join our team!

Seeking candidates with experience effectively using Microsoft 365 apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)

This internship will provide experience:

  • planning and preparing for fundraising events, such as Special Olympics Minnesota’s Polar Plunges;
  • preparing materials, supplies, and equipment for meetings, trainings, and events;
  • managing event details on-site such as setup and teardown, supervising volunteers, and managing the participant experience;
  • recruiting volunteers, groups, and businesses to participate in and support events;
  • working with industry standard tools to track and analyze data and results; and
  • working with an established team to host high-quality, successful fundraising events.

Other duties may include preparing proposals and reports for corporate partners, collaborating with marketing staff to promote events and recruit participants, entering data, managing photos and other resources.

Great multi-year opportunity!  Come back in future years to continue building on the team’s success!  Also talk to us about summer opportunities!

Must be available to work weekends January, February, and March 2024.  Flexible scheduling and opportunities to work from home available outside event schedules; opportunities to collaborate and gain experience working in-person in an office setting up to two days per week.  Laptop and training provided.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected] (preferred); via fax at 612.333.8782, attention Human Resources, or via delivery to Human Resources, Special Olympics Minnesota, 900 2nd Ave S, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402. 

Special Olympics Minnesota will work with candidates to schedule interviews at locations or using video conferencing technology which promote every person’s continued health and safety. Special Olympics Minnesota is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  SOMN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

We have lots of great ways you can be involved with SOMN!