Marketing/Public Relations/Communications - Unpaid Internship

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Special Olympics Kansas
5280 Foxridge Drive
Mission, KS
Posted: 488 days ago
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Special Olympics Kansas is a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competition, health and nutrition programs, and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.


Interns are required to work in the SOKS office in Mission Kansas. Interns will assist with marketing/communications needed for state competitions, special events, healthy athlete initiatives and/or charity events. This may include, but is not limited to graphic design as needed, promotional flyers/brochures, research, athlete profiles, media releases and social networking.

> Write and deploy press releases
> Design work in Adobe CS4 suite (preferred but not required)
> Interview and write athlete profiles
> Market programs and events
> Assist in creating annual report and/or promotional material
> Work closely with Sr. VP of Communications on media relations


This internship is in the Kansas City metro area.Ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, nonprofit management or graphic design. Must be motivated, possess strong oral and written communication skills, be creative, have a valid driver’s license, be able to attend work regularly as scheduled and able to represent the organization in a professional manner. The non-paid internship offers outstanding opportunities to build a portfolio and resume in addition to solid career experience. SOKS will help the intern develop a schedule that works with their classes and/or employment.

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