Jobs & Openings

For more information about employment with Special Olympics Virginia, contact Lisa Garnett, Operations Manager. You can also follow our company page on LinkedIn to receive occasional updates and job postings.


Social Media & PR Intern, Virginia Beach Office

Gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector while helping us to grow our coolest event series, Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Virginia!

If you're a posting, tweeting, social media maven, shoot Meg your resume today. Flexible hours available.

Spring Marketing, Development & Program Intern, Fairfax Office

Special Olympics Virginia (SOVA) is a year round sports program for persons with intellectual disabilities. In addition to assisting with support of our local and regional competitions, the intern will work on several high profile fundraisers such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the NOVA Polar Plunge and other local events and fundraising activities. The position is unpaid but the experience is invaluable. We are willing to work with you to make the experience fit your university needs.

Extremely flexible schedule of a minimum of 15-20 hours/week (More Ideal). Internships typically last a semester but can be extended. The Northern Virginia office of Special Olympics Virginia office is located at 11350 Random Hills Rd C-140 Fairfax, VA 22030 and is approximately 10 minutes away from George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.

Duties and Projects can include:

- Marketing relations at Special Olympics competitions and events

- Assistance at fundraising activities

- Pre-event planning/event management and organization

- Assisting with sponsorship proposals and letters

- Updating social media outlets

- Sponsorship research

- Assisting with marketing tasks and developing promotional materials

-Assisting with media relationships

Required skills:- Strong writing and research skills- Interest and experience in sports, public relations, marketing, and event planning

- Strong organizational skills

- Creativity

- Ability to work unsupervised

- Interest or experience with nonprofit work

Starting date: January 2018

Contact Nicole Kratzer, Program Manager, at nkratzer@specialolympicsva.org (please attach your current résumé & cover letter) or by phone at (703) 359-4301 if you are interested in the position!

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