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Special Olympics World Games 2015
350 S. Grand Ave, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
DescriptionFall 2014: September 1, 2014 through December 12, 2014
Work Schedule: Mon – Fri (flexible shifts, with occasional weekend requirements)
Hours per week: 15-20
Development and management of key account including:
- Tracking critical account information in database
- Account management and analysis
Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion, to come together for the largest sports and humanitarian event on the planet – the Special Olympics World Games. In the summer of 2015, Los Angeles will host 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from more than 170 countries that will compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA 2015). These Games will showcase the abilities of our athletes and create the awareness that leads to the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
LA 2015, held from July 25 to August 2, 2015, will be the largest single event staged in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, and mark the historic return of the Summer World Games to the United States. Featuring 9 days of competition in 25 sports, and supported by 3,000 coaches and 30,000 volunteers, the venues will be world-class, including Athlete Villages at USC and UCLA and a star-studded Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. LA 2015 promises to be not only a spectacular event, but also an emotionally and socially impactful experience for all participants. For athletes and their families, the Games will open doors to unimagined possibilities. For those who volunteer, support, and sponsor the Games, it will inspire unprecedented pride and hope for a brighter future. And for Los Angeles, and throughout the region, it will transform society, creating a more just and understanding environment for us all.
The environment of the LA 2015 Games Organizing Committee (GOC) can be described as a philanthropic startup tied to a larger well-established organization - Special Olympics International (SOI). Our staff is values and mission driven, fun, hard working, results oriented, collaborative, and creative. Join us and help make a difference in Los Angeles and around the world.
• Ability to work to collaborate across cross-functional teams and projects
• Computer and Technology savvy
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Upper-class undergraduate students or graduate students majoring in Business, Marketing and Communication, or Nonprofit Management
• Knowledge of general business/sales principles.
• Familiarity with any client management software (Salesforce preferred), Google docs and all Microsoft Office programs.
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
• Are you a college student who is seeking an opportunity to make a difference in the world while developing leadership skills for the 21st century? Apply to the Special Olympics World Games 2015 Los Angeles Nonprofit Internship Program! Students will learn:
o Enhance leadership skills
o Gain real-world work experience
o Broaden their understanding of the nonprofit community and the issues addressed
o Discuss and become familiar with concepts of diversity and community leadership
• We are an organization that is values and mission based, that allows you to make a difference in creating a world that is more inclusive for people with Intellectual Disabilities.
• Opportunity to report to a well-respected General Manager and partner in leading, well-known and well respected philanthropic organization.
• Opportunity to utilize your strategic, creative skills, and to roll up your sleeves to make an immediate contribution and impact
Selected interns work 15-20 hours per week with the Special Olympics World Games 2015 Los Angeles over the course of 12-15 weeks during Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015. For-Credit Internships must be strongly related to a student’s academic discipline and must be approved by the university/academic department. Please check with your academic department head for internship requirements.
Eligible student applicants must, at a minimum:
• Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university.
• Be a legally eligible for employment in the United States.
• Have completed a minimum of 12 credits (or equivalent block, quarter, etc.) by the time of application with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. (One-quarter credit usually equals .67 semester credits, and one block credit is usually equivalent to 4 semester credits).
• Current seniors are eligible to apply.