Website and Graphic Design Internship

About Special Olympics Colorado:
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for over 20,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Through the support of an amazing community of coaches, volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer hundreds of annual engagements, free of charge, to individuals age 2 and up. For more information about Special Olympics Colorado please visit

At Special Olympics Colorado, we’re committed to building a diverse, creative, engaged, collaborative, and hard-working team that does the right thing for our athletes, our communities, and each other. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we celebrate this through recognition and benefit enhancements that reflect our changing times and help our employees create a satisfying work-life balance for themselves and their families.

About the Internship:

The Website and Graphic Design Intern provides website and design support and works to build relationships with Special Olympics Colorado athletes, staff members and community members to most effectively communicate the organization’s mission. This position is responsible for managing numerous projects at once while ensuring that key marketing objectives are being met.

Special Olympics Colorado seeks an energetic team-player with a passion for our mission and eye for capturing and telling fantastic stories. This is a for credit, unpaid internship position.

Reports to: Website and Graphic Design Manager

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with website maintenance and updates (WordPress)
  • Assist with tracking website analytics
  • Support creation and distribution of all public content including Special Olympics Colorado graphics, collateral, materials, content, etc.
  • Support organizational brand standards and support brand integrity externally and internally, including through advertising, online, email, print, and social media channel
  • Support art direction and implementation for both electronic and printed material for all Special Olympics related programs, events and fundraisers
  • Create and design various materials for print and digital collateral
  • Work with a wide range of media and use graphic design software
  • Stay up to date on current marketing trends
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Current student, recent graduate or graduate student in graphic design, marketing, journalism, communications or similar discipline
  • Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week while providing their own transportation to/from events
  • Day of event support – on-site social media support, photography, etc.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with deadlines
  • Knowledge & experience with basic design skills
  • Experience with Adobe applications (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.)
  • Experience with Canva
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven superior verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy and passion for Special Olympics Colorado’s mission is essential
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to be cleared to work through background screening process


This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available for students. 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should email the following to

  • Cover letter (1-page or less) that includes why you want to join the Special Olympics Colorado team and why you feel this position is a good fit for you.
  • Resume

A complete application is required for consideration for this position.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Special Olympics Colorado is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Updated 2/2024

Application Process:

  • Cover letter (1-page or less) that includes why you want to join the Special Olympics Colorado team and why you feel this position is a good fit for you.
  • Resume: A complete application is required for consideration for this position.
Please email both documents to