Employment & Internship Opportunities


Special Olympics Pennsylvania currently has the following volunteer and internship opportunities available to support our Health, Marketing & Communications, Competition, and Training Departments: 

Employment Opportunities

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks qualified candidates for the following positions: Senior Competition Director; Part-Time Healthy Communities Coordinator; and Program Director: Special Olympics PA – Area M.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Senior Competition Director

Major Function:  The Senior Competition Director will have supervision over two staff members and will be responsible for the successful management of all state level competitions. In addition they will be responsible for the coordination of competition opportunities in Eastern Pennsylvania through the use of sound management components, adhering to policies and procedures established by SOPA and Special Olympics, Incorporated. It will be expected that they develop and coordinate competition related resources as defined by the organization’s overall mission and goals.

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Part-Time Healthy Communities Coordinator

Summary: Healthy Athletes provides free examinations in seven disciplines, trains healthcare professionals and connects individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) to follow-up care services. Through this work, Special Olympics has become the world’s largest public health organization for individuals with ID.

However, while Healthy Athletes has successfully served as a tool for collecting data that call attention to the needs of our athletes and educating healthcare professionals, it has only to a limited extent, connected athletes to treatment and health services. Further, the training of healthcare professionals is limited to the seven disciplines. This gap highlighted a need and to address the limitations of Healthy Athletes, Healthy Communities was launched to expand health services for individuals with ID in an effort to reduce the disparities that exist in their access to health services and health status.

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Program Director: Special Olympics PA – Area M

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks an enthusiastic leader to serve as Director of its greater Capital area program (Area M – Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and northern York counties). This exciting leadership opportunity will require the Director to strategically elevate the presence and impact of Special Olympics programming in this area by implementing strategies calling for growth in both school and community based activities. SOPA is going through an exciting multi-year reorganization and this Program Director position will transition from Area M oversight to a Regional (9 counties) staff role within the next several years. A seasoned management professional is required, someone possessing skills and experience in supervising staff and volunteers, engaging the greater community and collaborating with groups and organizations that serve individuals with intellectual disabilities. The Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of local programming in order to meet the SOPA and Area M organizational goals including overall program health and athlete growth.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit in Word format a letter of interest, resume, salary history, references, AND salary requirements to careers@specialolympicspa.org

No phone calls will be accepted. Resumes sent for positions other than this posting will not receive a response.



Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults (age 8-80) with intellectual disabilities. All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to athletes, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. The athletes of Special Olympics -- nearly 20,000 strong in Pennsylvania -- are constant reminders of all that is right with the human spirit. Pennsylvania is the 7th largest program and one of the strongest Special Olympics programs in the United States. For more information about how SOPA inspires greatness, visit www.specialolympicspa.org.

Healthy Communities Internship:
Marketing/Development Internship:
Sports Internships:
Sports Directors:
Sport Management Team Members:
Coach Training Clinicians: