About Special Olympics International

Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics International works to empower individuals with mental disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Currently, 2.5 million individuals participate in Special Olympics International events in more than 180 countries year-round, including training and competition in over 200 varieties of Olympic-type sports.

With over 500,000 volunteers in over 180 countries, interns work to provide individuals with improved fitness and motor skills, greater self confidence and a more positive self-image, as well as friendship and increased family support. Volunteers work in areas such as sports, public affairs, chapter organizations, marketing, international programs, finance and administration.

Eligibility

Open to college juniors and seniors, as well as recent graduates. International applicants are welcome.

Special Olympics International

  • Internship Coordinator
  • Special Olympics International
  • Special Olympics International
  • 1133 19th Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: (202) 628-3630

Stats

  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates

Locations

  • Washington, DC