Professional Opportunities

Special Olympics is a sports organization, but it's also much more. We are a global movement helping to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and build communities of unity and inclusion all over the world.
Special Olympics International has employees at our Washington, D.C., headquarters and in seven countries around the world.

Our Opportunities

Positions posted below are only for opportunities available with Special Olympics International. We are based in Washington, D.C, and have regional offices in seven countries.

In addition, there are over 200 separate accredited Special Olympics offices around the world. For openings at those other U.S. or international offices of Special Olympics, get in touch with a Special Olympics office near you.

Special Olympics is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Olympics Internships

Special Olympics internships are a great way to learn about our organization while getting work experience.  Learn about our Internship Opportunities

Who We Are Looking For

We encourage you to apply if:

  • You have experience successfully working alongside a team of diverse committed individuals
  • You have a passion for social inclusion and equality
  • You're a self-starter and committed to the greater good
  • You drive for results, bottom line oriented and steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • You are a process driven leader who get things done and get more out of fewer resources
  • You enjoy navigating unforeseen challenges and working through ambiguity 
  • You're an out of the box creative thinker who thrives on innovation to ensure mission success
  • You're only satisfied when the job is completely finished 
  • You're generous with your time and enjoy flexibility
  • You're an exceptional team player with a great work ethic 
  • You have an unshakable thirst to be at the heart of social change 
  • You have an unwavering attention to detail and high levels of organization