Intern, Youth Projects and Data Analysis

Washington D.C.
Part Time
We are looking for a process-oriented and motivated team member who will maintain and develop our youth leadership project-based grants. 

Full description

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Department: Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympics North America
Location: Remote
Date and Length of Role: July 2022-June 2023 /Approx. 20 hours per week

Organization Summary:

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (UCS) is an education-based strategy for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership and whole school engagement. UCS offers youth leaders with and without disabilities many engaging activations and opportunities to cultivate their leadership skills and grow their inclusive mindset.

One of the many ways UCS engages youth leaders is through offering youth leadership project-based grants. Youth leadership project-based grants give youth leaders, or Unified pairs, the opportunity to develop a project that achieves one overarching goal: to promote inclusion and acceptance for people with and without disabilities in their school or community. In addition to completing the project, grant recipients are invited to an array of professional development and leadership training throughout their grant cycle. Project based grants are one of the many ways UCS activates youth to become leaders and champions of inclusion in their community.

What We Are Looking For:
For this role, we are looking for a process-oriented and motivated team member who will maintain and develop our youth leadership project-based grants. Our ideal candidate enjoys working both in groups or independently, thrives in seeing projects from concept to execution, and has the flexibility to work fully remote with a variety of individuals, especially those with disabilities. Strong communication and organization skills are critical.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a relationship liaison between the grant recipients, their relative State Programs, and the Global Youth Leadership Team or external mentors
  • Track grant recipient’s project progress through data collection, analysis, and collaborative communication channels
  • Promote and support the Global Youth Leadership Team’s professional development opportunities offered to grant recipients
  • Maintain grant administrative needs (following deadlines, reviewing applications, submitting final reports, administering funds, etc.)
  • Host monthly professional development opportunities for grant recipients (networking sessions, panel discussions, guest speakers, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to oversee multiple projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 and video conferencing software (Zoom, WhatsApp, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with individuals from a range of cultures, ages, abilities, and professional/personal backgrounds
  • Ability to work well independently in a fully remote setting
  • Verbal presentation skills with comfortability speaking to varying audiences
  • Knowledge of Inclusive Youth Leadership, Unified Champion Schools, and Unified Generation
  • Interest in disability, inclusion, grant management, youth leadership, & professional development

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