Connect- Employment Opportunities & Internships

Special Olympics Maryland seeks to recruit the highest quality employees and interns to fulfill our mission. If you are the kind of person who is interested in making a positive difference in the life of thousands of Special Olympics athletes, please submit your resume for future consideration to resumes@somd.org .

 

FULL OR PART-TIME STAFF OPPORTUNITIES:

Special Olympics Maryland is currently recruiting candidates for employmentfor the following postions (Click on link to open job posting):

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Special Olympics Maryland has a variety of unpaid internship opportunities. Students looking for experience in sports management, special education, event management, public relations, marketing, or development can receive college credit while participating in an approved internship with Special Olympics Maryland. Interns looking for additional community service hours to add to their portfolio are also welcome and can help us with challenging and interesting tasks that lead to more successful events and programs. Potential interns should forward a letter of interest detailing the type of internship they are interested in to volunteers@somd.org. Most intern positions require a minimum of 10 hours per week, but may be tailored to fit the needs of an internship program. 

 

Spring 2017 Internships

Communications and Marketing:

  • Sports Information Internship: This intern will work directly with the VP for Communications and Brand Management of Special Olympics Maryland, and will have the opportunity to prepare biographical information for select Special Olympics Maryland athlete leaders to be used for news releases in local media.  Sports Information Interns will also spearhead athlete trading card efforts as well as arranging professional photos of featured athletes.   Students will learn how to organize and present biographical information in a professional way, how to effectively collect, record, and distribute personal information, and utilize web-based social media to highlight athletes.

 

  • Athlete Leadership Internship:       Through sports training and competitions, Special Olympics Maryland helps people with intellectual disabilities achieve joy, acceptance and success. They gain the confidence that comes with achievement. They feel empowered. Our Athlete Leadership programs can take athletes even farther — as leaders and spokespeople respected in their communities. Our athletes can become mentors for other athletes. They can train to become coaches and officials. They can also move toward a more public role as a speaker or spokesperson, telling audiences and journalists about the remarkable changes that Special Olympics helped bring to their lives. Many athletes choose to undergo training to learn presentation skills so they can help spread the message of Special Olympics to the general public. Some are selected by the Board of Directors to serve as Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers. Many athletes are trained to engage in policy discussions and to articulate their opinions to community and government leaders. This position would be tasked with developing, planning and executing a variety of athlete training opportunities across the state in different region of Maryland. This position would also gather resources and recruit specialists from the Maryland community who would offer a higher level of training for the athletes. Examples of specialists could include acting teachers, people to speak on leadership, PowerPoint/Prezi experts, social media specialist, Photography/Video specialists, voice coaches, etc

 

  • **SOCIAL MEDIA #INTERNS NEEDED @SpOlympicsMD MAJOR EVENTS Love to Tweet? Always updating your status and posting pictures on Facebook? Help us update our many platforms and provide real time results and information to our followers and family members.Read more about what it takes to join us at Social Media Volunteer_Job Description

 

  • Videography Internships: The Special Olympics Maryland Communications Department is seeking students with strong skills and interest in video production for internships.  Interns will develop skills in producing, editing, shooting, scripting, reporting, and developing story ideas.  They will also support the department in other aspects of digital journalism including writing for the web, social media, and working with our content management system.  Some nights and weekends will be required due to the nature of the work.  Interns are preferred to have coursework or field experience in visual journalism or a related journalism/media or communications degree.  Click here or a detailed job description.

 

Development, Special Events, and Fundraising:

  • Special Events Internship: The Special Events Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in event management and fundraising in a professional environment while providing support for event related activities. This will include corporate research, event management, marketing/promotion of events, gift bag solicitation, administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned including meeting fundraising goals for the events.

 

Sports and Competition:

  • Spring Internships for Sports and Competition have not been received yet.  Please check back soon for updates, or email Jeff Abel (jabel@somd.org) to talk about opportunities that are of interest to you. 

 

Volunteer Management and Outreach:

  • Family Services Internship:  This intern will work directly with the Family Program Coordinator, Family Services Committee, and Sr. Director of Volunteer Management to assist in the administration of our Family Education Program.  The Family Services Intern will work primarily in the area of family educational resources and conferences to provide necessary information to families of Special Olympics Maryland athletes.
  • Relationship Management Internship:  This intern will work directly with the Sr. Director of Volunteer Management for Special Olympics Maryland, and will have the opportunity to work hands-on in relationship cultivation for volunteer programs.  The Relationship Management Intern will work primarily in the areas of high school program, developing plans and strategies to recruit and retain school- and community-based volunteer relationships. The Relationship Management Intern will also have the opportunity to gain skills in event-based volunteer management by serving as the volunteer point of contact for one group at one major Special Olympics Maryland event.
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