Jobs & Internships

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Internships

Polar Plunge Marketing Internship

Description
Special Olympics Minnesota’s Development Department currently seeks a Marketing Intern. The marketing intern is tasked with assisting marketing staff with communication and promotion for Polar Plunge.

Position responsibilities

Office

  • Create and edit social content, scripts, and promotional copy
  • Assist in the planning of media tracking
  • Develop social media content

Onsite

  • Coordinate media, photographers, and athletes
  • Assist with programs and special events
  • Assist with set up and tear down

These individuals will receive an exit review/evaluation from department staff recapping their work and involvement as the Marketing Intern. They will leave with a comprehensive portfolio as well as experience working in a nonprofit organization.

Qualifications
Internships are open to any college student or recent graduate majoring in marketing, digital media, event management or any appropriate field. This internship is paid and may count toward course credit.

Some characteristics and skills we are looking for in an intern that will make them successful in this position:

  • Strong writing and design skills
  • Interest in event management
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite

Location
The Special Olympics Minnesota office is located in downtown Minneapolis. Candidates applying for this position must be prepared to take public transportation or pay for parking.

To apply
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Samantha Caswell, Creative + Engagement Strategist, at [email protected].

Polar Plunge Event Coordinator Internship

Program description
Special Olympics Minnesota’s Development Department currently seeks an Event Coordinator Intern. The event coordinator intern is tasked with assisting the development staff with planning and executing all Polar Plunge events.

Position responsibilities

Engagement & recruitment

  • Help organize and coordinate committee meetings for assigned Plunges
  • Assist with community engagement and recruitment strategies for assigned Plunges

Logistics

  • Assist with supplies inventory, tracking and reporting
  • Help organize and pack materials needed for each week’s Plunges

On site

  • Assist with the set up/tear down of events
  • Train, manage and lead teams of volunteers
  • Organize and coordinate registration/check-in processes
  • Assist with pre and day-of management of assigned Plunges

These individuals will receive an exit review/evaluation from department staff recapping their work and involvement as the Event Coordinator Intern. They will leave with comprehensive event management skills as well as experience working in a nonprofit organization.

Qualifications
Internships are open to any college sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate majoring in marketing, event management, business or any appropriate field. This internship is paid and may count toward course credit.

Some characteristics and skills we are looking for in an intern that will make them successful in this position:

  • Competency in Microsoft Excel

Location/scheduling
The Special Olympics Minnesota office is located in downtown Minneapolis. Candidates applying for this position must have access to reliable transportation when traveling to the office as well as access to a personal vehicle for the Polar Plunge events.

Candidates must be available Fridays and Saturdays between January 24 and March 14, 2020.

To apply
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Kean Corkery, Senior Manager of Law Enforcement Partnerships, at [email protected].

Community Outreach Internship – Bemidji

Special Olympics Minnesota’s Program Department currently seeks a community outreach intern in the Bemidji area. The community outreach intern is tasked with helping to develop and maintain relationships between colleges and universities in the Bemidji area and the Special Olympics Minnesota program, recruiting student and faculty volunteers, piloting Special Olympics Minnesota initiative programs, and assisting with local team administration as needed.

The community outreach intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop relationships with local colleges, students, faculty, and administrators
  • Establish new programming for the Bemidji Community Special Olympics team
  • Participate in local leadership team meetings and assist in volunteer management

In the course of the internship, individuals will gain experience:

  • working in a collaborative team environment to accomplish shared goals,
  • recruiting and managing volunteers, and
  • communicating and marketing to internal and external audiences

The community outreach intern will receive an exit review/evaluation from department staff recapping their work and involvement as the community outreach intern. The intern will leave with an increased understanding of, as well as experience, working as part of a non-profit program team.

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

Qualifications
Internships are open to college freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors or recent graduates majoring in an appropriate field. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during normal business hours, with flexible scheduling.  The community outreach internship may count toward course credits.

Location
The position is located in Bemidji with some potential for remote work.  Interns will be asked to travel as needed within 10 miles of Bemidji.

To apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].