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:


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.