Summer 2017 Morrisville Interns

Special Olympics North Carolina is currently seeking interns to serve in various departments for the fall semester. The time commitment can vary from 20 to 40 hours a week, depending on the internship requirements. Please note that locations for internships vary. All intern positions are on a strictly volunteer basis. 

To learn more about SONC’s intern program or to express interest in a position, send a letter and resume to or mail to Special Olympics North Carolina, 2200 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 201, Morrisville, NC 27560. If you are applying for a communications internship, please also send three writing samples with one being a feature story. Other examples of writing samples could be a press release or media alert.

No phone calls please.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and system/software programs utilized by SONC
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Experience with PC Microsoft Windows and the software programs associated with Windows

Intern Work Schedule:

  • Suggested schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for three days a week anytime Monday through Friday, with added evenings and weekends as position demands
  • Schedule is flexible and can vary week to week as necessary

Reports To: Senior Vice President

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop content for SONC website
  • Analyze various sets of information to utilize in strategic planning
  • Update and revise various event materials
  • Research and secure various sports facilities across the state
  • Facilitate partnerships with organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Assist with grant management reporting
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Internship Location: Morrisville, NC


Reports To: Vice President of Communications

Key Accountabilities:

  • Public relations
  • Publications

As a communications intern, you will gain experience in the following:

  • Building relationships with the media
  • Writing, editing, proofing
  • Reporting/interviewing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Analytical thinking
  • Working with various computer software packages (Microsoft Word, InDesign, WordPress)
  • Operating in a business environment
  • Nonprofit management


  • Maintain photo files
  • Maintain statewide news clippings
  • Write press releases as assigned
  • Assemble press kits
  • Attend state-level events and interact with the media as assigned
  • Write articles for website and quarterly newsletters as assigned
  • Write athlete and volunteer profiles
  • Assist in implementation of national public education campaign as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by the VP of Communications


  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and analytical skills; attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good editing skills and knowledge of language, grammar, punctuation and style
  • Must submit at least three writing samples (preferably feature stories) with application materials

Work Schedule:

  • Flexible hours but at least 2 days a week in the office
  • Weekend hours may be necessary due to certain special events

Internship Location: Morrisville, NC

Reports To: Director of Development for NC Law Enforcement Torch Run; VP of Development

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist with general office management (i.e. typing, filing, copying, faxing)
  • Management of online fundraising platforms
  • Communication with participants, vendors, and sponsors for upcoming sponsorship events
  • Assist with the driving outside participation in fundraising events (Over the Edge Raleigh, Plane Pull, Polar Plunges, etc.)
  • Assist with the research, planning, coordination and implementation of fund raising events
  • Assist in implementing the fund raising plan for Special Olympics North Carolina
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data relating to fund raising for Special Olympics North Carolina
  • Other duties as assigned

Internship Location: Morrisville, NC

Reports To: Logistics Manager; Volunteers & Families Director

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain equipment database for events
  • Make preliminary connections for meals, housing and transportation for events
  • Work with in-house volunteers to pull equipment for events
  • Assist with recruitment of volunteers for events
  • Manage volunteer contact and participation information
  • Manage in-house volunteer program, including but not limited to recruitment, assignment, supervision, motivation and recognition
  • Speak to volunteer groups on behalf of SONC
  • Attend games management team meetings and event staff meetings to assist with overall planning of state-level events
  • Work at various events, assisting with competition and logistics
  • Develop content for SONC website
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Internship Location: Morrisville, NC


Reports To: Volunteer Engagement Director

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of at least one  event
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data relating to volunteers
  • Assist the Volunteer Engagement Director in recruiting general and specialized volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Internship Location: Morrisville, NC