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Health Programs Intern


2100 South 75th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85043

Reports To:

Healthy Athletes Coordinator


10-20 hours per week


Unpaid internship

Position Details:

Job Responsibilities

Help the Health Programs Coordinator with Healthy Athletes events and the referrals that arise from the screenings. Generally, this includes assistance with:

  • Support the Health Programs Coordinator with administrative duties including, but not limited to: data entry, database management, statistical analysis and grant reporting.
  • Assist with the development, preparation, evaluation, and revision of current and new health programs; including brainstorming, community outreach, timelines, budgets etc.
  • Contribute to the development of new and existing programs by conducting and gathering health-related information on individuals and populations with intellectual and/or development disabilities.
  • Take an active role in the research and development of grant proposals to government agencies, foundations, and corporations that have potential to support new and ongoing health program initiatives.
  • Work alongside local medical providers to establish and expand a provider network which will offer quality medical services to Special Olympics athletes.
  • Assist with the tracking of all medical data collected through the Healthy LEAP and SOfit programs as well as various other health programs.
  • Seek partnerships and opportunities to enhance health programs with resources and funding through sponsorship development. Must be willing to become involved with promoting the Special Olympics Arizona’s mission and health programs on college campuses and at fundraising and competition events.
  • Provide administrative support for Support Services office as determined by Supervisor
  • Filing/copying/mailing as needed.
  • Adheres to SOI/SONA Risk Management polices/practices at all levels to protect SOAZ and prevent loss.


  • Knowledge and/or completed coursework pertaining to medicine and/or the health field is preferred, but not required.
  • Must pass Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background screening. (Required for all staff)
  • Must be a current college level student in good academic standing in an accredited college or university. Must be taking courses relevant to the internship job description and responsibilities.
  • Experience in working or volunteering with non-profits or a related field and/or working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred. Background and/or knowledge in the health field is a plus
  • Strong organizational ability to manage multiple projects and efficient time management skills. Must be proficient in the English language and have effective verbal and written communication skills as well as customer service skills.
  • Microsoft Office, general office machines and procedures proficient 
  • Able to lift minimum 25 lbs. and stand for long periods
  • Flexible hours preferred; will work around school schedule
  • Must have own reliable transportation and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality, have a good driving history and must have valid AZ driver's license.

Additional Information:


Negotiable; some evening and weekends

Dress Code:

Business Casual

If you are interested in becoming a Health Programs Intern please contact:
Amanda Metcalf - Health Programs Coordinator 
Office: 602-476-0842

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