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Program Management Internship

Program description

Special Olympics Minnesota is an inclusive program designed to encourage individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in activities promoting physical fitness, athletic training, youth leadership, and disability awareness and advocacy.

Special Olympics Minnesota’s Program department currently seeks a Program Management Intern specifically for Southern Minnesota. The Program Management Intern is tasked with helping to develop and maintain the Special Olympics Minnesota program, including assisting with the coordination of competitions, recruiting volunteers for events, and other projects as assigned. This position provides a $500 stipend at the end of the internship.

The Program Management Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend and manage events and competitions in a lead SOMN staff role
  • Develop partnerships with local organizations to recruit competition volunteers
  • Assist in process of creating new delegations in Southern Minnesota
  • Additional opportunities/tasks to help promote the mission of Special Olympics Minnesota

The intern will leave with an increased understanding of the event planning and competition programming listed above as well as experience working as part of a non-profit team.


Internships are open to college freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in an appropriate field. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 5-10 hours per week, select weekends, events/competitions, in the state office (Minneapolis) and remotely, with flexible scheduling. Computer access is a must. The internship may count toward course credits and will run from March 2020-August 2020.


The position will primarily work remotely in Southern Minnesota, with some potential for work at the state office in downtown Minneapolis. Candidates will be required to provide their own transportation to events, meetings and to the state office.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]