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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.


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


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


Washington, DC