Vermont Special Olympics

Health Programs Intern | ASAP

Hours Per Week: 10-20/week

Position Starts: May 6, 2019

End Date: Summer term, possibility to extend into Fall

Pay: $12.00-$15.00/hr, depending on experience

Location: South Burlington, VT



Main Focus of Internship:

Education/Outreach

Position Description

This position is associated with the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, which provides health assessments, education, services, and care at clinic events to Special Olympics athletes globally. Follow-up care is a growing element of this program. This role is broadly responsible for facilitating, tracking, and increasing access to follow-up care from Healthy Athletes events.

Sample tasks include:

  • Conduct healthcare provider survey and determine the training/education needs of the healthcare providers;
  • Perform targeted outreach to athletes identified as high risk to encourage them to attend the HA screenings at Special Olympics competitions;
  • Support event planning and execution for Healthy Athletes screenings;
  • Follow-up healthcare referrals from Healthy Athletes screenings including communicating with athletes, tracking participation from invitations, screening, referrals, though follow-up care;
  • Craft presentation proposal to present a Healthcare Provider Training at a prominent Vermont Health conference.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, including a demonstrated ability to build and maintain networks, provide advice and communicate effectively on sensitive issues.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, and work independently.

Desired Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge

  • Educational background in public health, health sciences, or related field
  • Experience working with Special Olympics or individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Experience recruiting and training volunteers
  • Grant experience

Educational/Professional Development Outcomes

  • Gain experience in Health Program planning and implementation.
  • Build connections within community of healthcare providers.
  • Gain hands-on experience creating new outcomes-oriented programming tied to clear objectives and performance measures, with opportunity to document progress in achieving those outcomes.

Work Environment/Culture

  • Collaborative work
  • Opportunity for all workers to contribute ideas
  • Sense of community
  • Independent/autonomous work
  • Focus on social responsibility in the work/workplace
  • Access to managers who can act as mentors
  • Respect based upon accomplishments, not seniority
  • Casual Dress

Application Information

Your application will consist of a cover letter and resume. Please direct your cover letter to Rachel Hamm Vaughan, Director of Programs, Special Olympics Vermont, 16 Gregory Drive, Suite 2
South Burlington, VT 05403. Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an application form and upload your cover letter and resume. Position is available until filled.