Intern, Marketing & Communications

Special Olympics
Washington, DC
Sep 27, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
Full Time
About the PositionSpecial Olympics is seeking a summer Communications Intern to remotely join our team. The intern will work with a team of brand, content, communications, public relations, and marketing professionals. The Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting in creating and executing activities that increase reach and engagement of Special Olympics audiences.This position offers the chance to take on meaningful projects and to further one's professional development through organized skills training sessions and the work itself.Job TypeInternship (REMOTE)SummaryThis is a temporary internship lasting approximately nine weeks, starting on or around June 6, 2022 and ending on or around August 5, 2022. The intern will report to the Manager, Communications at Special Olympics office in Washington, DC, 35 hours per week.The 2022 Communications Intern will be responsible for the following duties:Support the Brand, Content & Communications team in daily administrative tasksAssist in communications activities (eg creating content for print and digital)Assist with coordination among internal departments as well as external partners/agencies to ensure that materials and needs are met effectivelyDevelop and maintain all proper documentation & filesAssist with any other tasks assigned (general communications & marketing)Required QualificationsMust be detail-orientated with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely and professional mannerDemonstrated written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with general population audiencesExperience in copywriting and editingOutstanding organizational and planning abilitiesProficient command of EnglishProficiency with all Microsoft Word and Excel applicationsAffinity to Special Olympics mission and goalsInterest working with-and for-people with intellectual disabilitiesDesired SkillsExperience or studies in public relations, journalism, advertising, or marketing fieldKnowledge of social media best practices and trendsProficient command of Spanish, French, or ArabicPast/current volunteer experience working with Special Olympics athletes is a plusExperience in graphic design and knowledge of Adobe suite a plusMajors: Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Non-Profit ManagementSpecial Olympics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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