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Unified Schools Program Management Intern / Amateur Sports

Special Olympics Minnesota

Unified Schools is an inclusive school-based program designed to bring together students with and without intellectual disabilities to participate in activities promoting physical fitness and athletic training, youth leadership, and disability awareness. This education and sports based strategy aims to develop leadership and advocacy skills for all students in the school community.

Position responsibilities

-Participate in department meetings and activities respective to the role
-Develop and create content to capture and engage schools
-Collaborate with other Special Olympics staff to advance Unified Schools marketing and programming resources
-Contribute during brainstorming sessions to develop upcoming programming initiatives
-Attend Special Olympics events and competitions in an event manager position

This individual will receive an exit review/evaluation from department staff recapping their work and involvement with the Unified Schools Program. He or she will leave with an increased understanding of the event planning and the inclusive school programming listed above as well as experience working in a large nonprofit organization.


The Unified Schools internship is open to college 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, and must commit to an entire school year. This position will be compensated $1,000 per semester. The Unified Schools internship may count toward course credits.

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

-Self-directed and self-motivated to engage in meaningful and impactful work
-Able to take the initiative and complete intern responsibilities independently
-Self-ware and is able to serve as an advocate for the Unified Schools program and demonstrate the values associated with Special Olympics Minnesota

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. The Unified Schools intern will be required to travel to some off-site events as needed.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume.

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