ALPS and Families Internship


General Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) & Families with program development and implementation of enhanced opportunities and experiences for the athlete leaders and families of Special Olympics Illinois focusing on education, outreach and awareness
  • Support family initiatives in the 18 area programs throughout the state.
  • Assist in managing social media outlets including research of content, scheduling, posting & reporting.
  • Engage and educate families via mailings, email and enews content.
  • Assist in the research, screening and solicitation of potential sponsors.
  • Establish communication with committees and staff including Area Directors.
  • Participate in meetings and conference calls where appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Internship must be taken for college credit.
  • No experience necessary, but must have completed at least 4 semesters of college or community college coursework.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have ability to work independently and scheduled regular contact with supervisor
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Google Docs.
  • Proficient in social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Work Schedule

  • Based out of Normal, IL 8-20 hours per week with some evenings and weekends as the position demands.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application at and select “Athlete Leadership Programs & Families”  from the drop down when asked about “Applying for a Specific Position”.