Marketing & Social Media Blogger/Writer Intern
- Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics Southern California's (SOSC) vision is to promote acceptance, inclusion, and well-being for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Through the power of sports, our athletes discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success - on the playing field and in life. Marketing & Social Media Bloggers are the storytellers of SOSC, be the storyteller we need! KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Produce assigned articles for use by SOSC on media channels, including SOSC.org, WeAreSOSC.org, social media on media releases sent to mainstream media outlets Interview athletes, families, volunteers and other individuals associated with SOSC to tell positive and uplifting features of inclusion, joy, and sport TRAINING & SUPPORT Direct supervision from Coordinator, Communications, with weekly staff support on work Receive basic guide on telling the SOSC story COMMITMENT 10-15 hours/week at the Chapter Office - 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach CA 90810 Preferred commitment of six months or more This can be a virtual volunteer opportunity - work is done in the field or from home QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS At least 18 years of age with valid ID Must have experience in conducting interviews, background in journalism, reporting (onscreen or off) - writing is required, and familiarity with AP style writing Be able to meet deadlines (however, deadlines will be set to work around volunteer schedule) Must have superior customer service skills, excellent oral and written communication skills Must complete a volunteer application, required training, and background check Must have reliable transportation to and from worksite and event locations BENEFITS Furthering the vision of acceptance, inclusion, and well-being for people with intellectual disabilities Public recognition for exceptional work Letters of recommendation upon request Apply for one of our internships today! Be sure to email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (if applicable) and send to . Applications missing information will not be considered.