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:
Unified Champion School Manager – Eastern Region and Youth Leadership
The Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Manager position will play an important role in supporting and managing school-based inclusion programming in the eastern region of Pennsylvania and youth leadership throughout the state. Additionally, this position will assist with meeting overall Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) strategy goals and objectives. This individual will work directly with teachers, coaches, student leaders, and administrators in high schools and help them manage quality UCS programming. This consists of Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS), interscholastic school teams composed of students with and without intellectual disabilities who train and compete together as equal peers; collaborative inclusive youth leadership and whole school engagement activities designed to promote awareness, education, and acceptance.
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Unified Champion School Coordinator – Greater Lehigh Valley and Pocono Region
This temporary, part-time stipend position will run from October 2020 – May 2021. The anticipated hours from October – December will be 3-5 per week and during Unified Sport seasons from January – May, hours are expected to increase to 7-10 per week in order to support competitions.
This position will assume the following responsibilities to support the overall Programming department’s goals and objectives specifically in the area of school-based UCS initiatives. This individual will be responsible for developing relationships with key staff and student leaders of assigned high schools, providing training and sharing necessary resource materials to ensure quality outcomes.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit in Word format a letter of interest, resume, salary history, references, AND salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania has piloted a new organizational chart that includes the formation of regions The early development includes the development of a “Playbook”, a compilation of procedures that will be tested in SOPA’s first region located in the Greater Lehigh & Pocono area that includes our current Programs in Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Bethlehem, Berks, Monroe and Schuylkill. This Playbook will serve as a blueprint that other regions can use as they come into existence (a total of 9 regions over the next few years).
This intern (20 hrs./week) will be responsible for producing Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Region Playbook in an electronic format. The overarching goal with the Playbook will be to providing direction to all levels of our program in one resource.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks a Communications and Social Media Marketing Intern that can commit to 15 - 20 hours (spread out) per week of work either remotely and in the Norristown office location. View our full internship description.
The Marketing and Development Intern will assist both the Special Events and Marketing Communications Managers in the implementation of various marketing strategies for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The right individual is self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and exhibits pro-active communication.
Sports Interns work with Competition Directors and assist in the planning for and implementation of sectional and state-wide competitions as well as general office/job-related duties as assigned. Depending upon the time of year these interns may also assist with the planning for and implementation of Coach Training Schools and the SOPA/SOYO Multi-Sport Training Camp.
Sports Internships are unpaid and can be structured to meet the requirements of the program/degree of the student applying. The number of internship opportunities each semester (Spring, Summer or Fall) is determined in part by the number of hours each intern is required to complete, but is generally limited to 1 per section (East, Central, West) of the state.
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Applications for the Sports Internships are accepted throughout the year. To apply please contact email@example.com or 610-630-9456 (fax) or 2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403. Please indicate in your cover letter the term during which you’d like to do your internship, the number of hours you need to complete, and desired location (Eastern, Western or Central PA).