Intern, Youth Development
Special Olympics, Inc.4.8
Washington, DC
Job description

Position Title: Intern, Youth Development

Location: Remote or Washington DC

Department: Global Youth & Education: Youth Development

Hours: 15-25 Hours per Week

Compensation: At or Near DC Minimum Wage

Position Summary:

This position will support with the global expansion of Special Olympics youth engagement, especially Innovation Grants. This position will assist with the launch of cycle 8, preparation for cycle 9 and all other projects related to the Youth Innovation Grants Initiative. This position will report to the Global Youth & Education Youth Development Specialist.


  • Assist with the intake and review of Youth Innovation Grant applications and final reports
  • Drive the summative write-ups for completed projects
  • Support with uploading content to the Youth Innovation Grants website
  • Create and maintain social media engagement of Youth Leaders on various platforms
  • Collaborate with other SOIHQ regional staff to develop resources and content for the Scaling Innovation Grants project
  • Create proposals for enhancing future resources/trainings shared
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven computer skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a group
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate culturally and professionally diverse
  • Strong attention to detail

Special Olympics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Company Description
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global social movement. For more than 43 years, Special Olympics has been spreading the message: people with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance. With training and competitions in 33 Olympic-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder. They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again. From the local ballfields to the shining stage of the World Games, from swimming to snowboarding, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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