BlazeSports America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed as the legacy organization of the 1996 Paralympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. These games, the first of their kind held in the United States, showed the world the power and spirit of adaptive and Paralympic sport. BlazeSports was founded to provide ongoing programming in adaptive sport, recreation, and physical activity to Georgia’s youth, adults, veterans and military personnel with physical disabilities and PTSD. In 2007, BlazeSports added a Training and Education division to increase the capacity of local service providers across the United States to provide adaptive sports programs in their communities and schools.
BlazeTOTS is a BlazeSports initiative that aims to increase opportunities for preschoolers with disabilities to be physically active and eat healthy. Through both online and in-person events, BlazeTOTS offers multiple programs throughout the year to engage toddlers, families and to train early childcare providers. We partner with early childcare centers, pre-k classrooms and other non-profits to provide hands on programming, education and resources.
Job Title: BlazeTOTS Intern
Location: Various Locations in Metro Atlanta– Some Remote Opportunities
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of extension or transition to a full-time role
We are seeking energetic, passionate, and creative interns to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidates will be working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Child Development, or a related field and have a genuine interest early child education and serving those with disabilities. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an environment where your work will directly impact the learning experiences of young children.
Assist in the development of adaptive movement program designed for children aged 2-6 years.
Conduct research on current educational trends and child development theories to contribute to the creation of engaging and developmentally appropriate content.
Participate in community outreach to promote the program
Help in organizing and managing BlazeTOTS equipment
Aid in administrative duties such as scheduling, preparing materials for presentations, and maintaining data of program facilities.
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program related to Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology, or a related field.
Strong interest in early childhood education role in learning.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
Creative thinker with a proactive problem-solving approach.
Prior experience working with children is a plus.
How to Apply:
Please submit your resume to email@example.com.