Development & Event Planning Intern

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Special Olympics Miami-Dade County is a not-for-profit organization that provides year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for persons 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The resources and programs of SOMDC provide them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and their community.

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Position: Resource Development Intern

Department: Resource Development Department

Reports To: Erin Kozlowski, Vice President, Resource Development

Work Location: Special Olympics Miami-Dade County Office

Commitment: Minimum of 10 hours a week. Specific schedule to be agreed upon by Intern, Volunteer Manager, and department supervisor.

Job Summary: Provide administrative support to the Resource Development department, which is responsible for the fiscal sustainability of Special Olympics Miami-Dade County.

• Opportunity to make a positive difference in the community
• Valuable experience working in a team environment
• Possible school credit, contingent upon school approval

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Special Olympics Florida - Miami-Dade County Volunteer Manager, Amanda Spies, via email at


• Assist with planning and execution of special events, including:
o attending events
o researching venues and vendors, and collecting price quotes
o soliciting donations from retail stores, hotels, and restaurants
o organizing all contact information for sponsors, ticket purchasers, auction item donors, and auction item purchasers
o writing and send donor thank you letters
• Create and maintain Foundation list for the purpose of grant applications, which details due dates, post acceptance responsibilities, and other pertinent information
• Create and maintain master contact lists for vendors, donors, and other supporters
• Update/add email addresses in Constant Contact
• Assist with creation of marketing materials
• Other duties as assigned


• Obtained or currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree
• Very strong organizational skills
• Ability to effectively multi-task
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Commitment to meeting assigned deadlines
• Effective communication skills
• Available to attend and volunteer at weekend competitions


Required - Communication Written, Exceptional verbal, Excellent interpersonal skills

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