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Development Intern / Amateur Sports

Special Olympics North Carolina

We offer a variety of internship opportunities for students who are interested in enhancing their academic experience with real-world experience in their field. Our goal is to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship. While the intern provides his or her supervisor with professional and efficient support, the supervisor will educate the intern on the specific components of non-profit management and give him or her hands-on experience.

Numerous interns are needed year round for internships throughout the state. We provide internship opportunities in volunteer management, sports, communications and development.


The scheduling of internship programs is determined by the supervisor and the intern. The time commitment ranges from 10-40 hours per week. Generally our internships follow the academic calendar. We have a fall, spring and summer internship program.


Internships are offered on a volunteer basis.

Development Intern

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist with general office management (i.e. typing, filing, copying, faxing)
    Management of online fundraising platforms
  • Communication with participants, vendors, and sponsors for upcoming sponsorship events
  • Assist with the driving outside participation in fundraising events (Over the Edge Raleigh, Plane Pull, Polar Plunges, etc.)
  • Assist with the research, planning, coordination and implementation of fund raising events
  • Assist in implementing the fund raising plan for Special Olympics North Carolina
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data relating to fund raising for Special Olympics North Carolina
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • College degree emphasis in sports management, communications, non-profit management or related degree.
  • Must have a valid driverís license.
  • Attend work regularly as scheduled.
  • Have the ability to attend event and related functions as assigned.
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner.
  • Task oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and analytical skills

Computer Experience Requirements:

Experience with PC Microsoft Windows and the software programs associated with Windows in particular but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

How To Apply For This Internship

Mail to:
Internship Program
220 Gateway Centre Blvd. Suite 201
Morrisville, NC 27560-9122

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