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Health Programs Internship

January-July 2020

Special Olympics Minnesota’s Program Department currently seeks a Health Programs Intern. The Health Programs Intern is tasked with assisting with the coordination of Healthy Athlete screenings, recruitment and outreach to volunteers for screenings, building relationships with colleges and health care providers and help with fitness programming growth.

Will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop relationships with colleges, students and faculty for volunteer needs at Healthy Athlete screenings
  • Establish partnerships with local organizations for follow up care, fitness programming and volunteer roles
  • Create a provider list for follow up care needs after Healthy Athlete screenings in disciplines related to dental, vision, hearing, physical therapy, general health and podiatry
  • Attend events, meetings and assist with other projects as needed

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

  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Communicating and marketing to internal and external audiences
  • Strengthening, building and growing existing programming

The Health Programs Intern will receive an exit review/evaluation from department staff recapping their work and involvement in their role. The intern will leave with an increased understanding, as well as experience, of health for individuals with intellectual disability, event logistics and working as part of a non-profit team.

Program Description

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

Qualifications

Internships are open to college juniors, seniors or recent graduates majoring in an appropriate field. This position is available for January through July, 2020. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 10-20 hours a week during normal business hours and key events, with flexible scheduling. The Health Programs internship may count toward course credits.

Location

The position is located in downtown Minneapolis. Candidates should be prepared to take public transportation or pay for parking. Interns will be asked to travel to some off-site events as needed.

Apply

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

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.

Qualifications

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.

Location

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.

Apply

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