UCS Coaster Challenge Internship

Position Title: Intern, Coaster Challenge

Location: Lombard or Normal, Illinois (Partially Virtual)

Department: Program Services – Unified Champion Schools

Reports to: Jennifer Kelso / Jillian Hosteny , Unified Champion Schools

Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week (some flexibility possible)

Date Range: Approximately May 1 – September (Depending on candidate school schedule)

Position Summary: The internship will support the Youth Initiatives and Six Flags Great America staff on all aspects relating to the Coaster Challenge, a signature Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser. Intern must also be available and present for the Coaster Challenge in September 2021

Position Responsibilities:

  • Promotional Events:
    • Assist in development of promotional schedule with Six Flags Great America.
    • Ability to interact with event attendees, visitors, corporate staff, etc.
    • Must be comfortable handling sales function at promotional events
    • Establish communication with event volunteers if needed
    • Prepare and send acknowledgements to volunteers and event staff
  • Financial Protocols:
    • Deposit funds as directed and transmit reports to finance department in the Normal office
    • Maintain accurate financial records in both paper and electronic formats
    • Track all personal expenses and receipts and submit expense report every other week
  • Other Duties:
    • Data entry, mailings, social media updates, and regular promotions
    • Support Youth Initiatives and Six Flags Great America staff on an as-needed basis in other responsibilities as assigned

Core Competencies

  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills , detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be comfortable handling sales function at promotional events
  • Outgoing personality, interact effectively with staff, volunteers, event attendees
  • Experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


  • Must have your own car and possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record; There may be use of company car/van at times
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs comfortably
  • Must be available some nights, weekends and for overtime if necessary

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