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Communications Internship / Sports Management


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.

Scheduling:

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.

Compensation:

Internships are offered on a volunteer basis.


Communications Internship


Key Accountabilities:

  • Public Relations
  • Publications

    As a communications intern, you will gain experience in the following:

    • Building relationships with the media
    • Writing, editing, proofing
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Desktop publishing
    • Analytical thinking
    • Working with various computer software packages (Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access)
    • Operating in a business environment
    • Nonprofit management

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Keep current and accurate media database
    • Maintain photo files
    • Maintain statewide news clippings
    • Write press releases as assigned
    • Assemble press kits
    • Attend state-level events and interact with the media as assigned
    • Write articles for monthly and quarterly newsletters as assigned
    • Write athlete and volunteer profiles/ Web spotlights
    • Assist in implementation of national public education campaign as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned by the vice president of communications

    Work Schedule:

    • Flexible hours
    • Weekend hours may be necessary due to certain special events

    Qualifications:

    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Good organizational and analytical skills; attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Good editing skills and knowledge of language, grammar, punctuation and style


  • How To Apply For This Internship


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



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