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IISOH SPORT Library & Museum Interns & Volunteers wanted

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ORGANIZATION: International Institute for Sport History (IISOH)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 96 people are interested
Rocky statue
The IISOH plans to acquire one of the three original ROCKY statues for its collection.

We are seeking Interns and Volunteers to help with public relations, marketing programs and research projects for our website educational pages. Most work is done in the English language however we eagerly seek volunteers with other language skills for our research projects such as our worldwide sport portal entitled NOC DIRECTORY.

The IISOH is a non-profit educational, literary and research corporation under section 501(c)3 organized to operate a LIBRARY and MUSEUM for the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.

We were beginning a major fundraising campaign to develop an endowment when COVID 19 stopped our projects. We now seek to pick up, shake the dust off, leave the virus behind and move onward.

We are seeking $3.5 million Dollars in this drive - to pay for our first major acquisition, office space, employee salaries, operating funds and our website development. We have the rights to the iconic statue of ROCKY from the Sylvester Stallone movie (ROCKY statue #3 of 3 that were cast in bronze) that will stand in front of our museum.

To this end we have created several fundraising programs including the MILLION DONOR PROJECT where we are seeking one million donors who will become "Charter Members" for a once-in-a-lifetime" donation of $25.00. In return we will give the donor a lifetime acknowledgement on our web site and later within our Library/Museum building. In order to raise $25 million we need help - YOUR help. There are numerous other fundraising projects from naming opportunities for the buildings to endowments for individual sports and subject areas.

We have ongoing research projects for our educational programs and publications, some of which are now online at our websites. But many more are in the works. We need to advertise, market and do public relations to build our brand - first in Pennsylvania, then the whole world.

Briefly stated our mission is to build a comprehensive, multi-lingual sports library and a sports museum. The facility will be built on a large sport complex where all the sports facilities are part of the museum.

We plan several sports buildings, outdoor sports fields and playgrounds, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a stadium - not for baseball or football - but a replica of the ancient stadium of Olympia. There will be outdoor museum "rooms" that have statuary as the focus but can be used as a picnic area for families or groups. There will be a separate, large building as a restaurant and outdoor cafe (European style). See more details at our primary website - www.sportlibrary.org. We have a second website with secure connections for donations at www.iisoh.org.

Interns can earn up to 3 credits towards their degree through their university. We sign a contract with your school to teach you while you get practical experience working for a non-profit corporation. Meetings take place in State College, PA but students can also work via email, Skype and telephone for most projects after we get started. ALL universities in Pennsylvania are included in the internship program.

Some of the areas we want to fill are: Marketing, Advertising, Public relations, Graphic arts and design, Web page development and design, Maintaining our FACEBOOK and TWITTER accounts, architecture and landscape architecture designs for use in marketing, Fundraising, grant writing, collection development, research and video production.

We need to make 30, 60 and 90 second video spots, as well as a longer 5 minute, great video for YouTube. Do you have the skill to do this? We want you to create a memorable video that can go viral, bring us attention and possibly even donors, and bring you recognition and maybe fame.

You can make a difference - here is your chance. Our MILLION DONOR PROJECT needs your help to tell the world. See our web sites for many pages of information, our mission, our plans, our collections - this is a huge project. Our US headquarters are in State College, Pennsylvania and our European office is in Vienna, Austria.

Our project is unique within North America. Join us to make a difference. We need your interest, your passion and your time. If you have foreign language skills then we need your help for collection development, translation of marketing material, website translations and international communications. Volunteers need not be in Pennsylvania, nor in the USA, but we accept interest worldwide!

JOIN US as a VOLUNTEER or as an INTERN for university credits!!!
Help us develop the largest sports library and museum in North America.

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About International Institute for Sport History (IISOH)


c/o Mr. Harvey Abrams, PO Box 732, State College, PA 16804, US

Mission Statement

The IISOH Library and Museum is organized to collect, preserve & maintain all the literature in the world that is related to sport, such as books, printed matter, films, photographs, videos, medals, posters, artwork, musical recordings, manuscripts, serials, collectables and other material. The IISOH seeks to preserve for posterity the historical, cultural and artistic heritage of sport in all times and places and to promote the study of the history of sport and physical education in all countries and time periods . The IISOH will conduct and support scholarly research and publishing in the arts and humanities as it relates to the history of sport, to increase public awareness and appreciation in the arts and humanities as it relates to history of sport, to educate school children in these subject areas and publish academic works in these subject areas. See the complete MISSION STATEMENT at www.sportlibrary.org/501c3.html


The International Institute for Sport and Olympic History (IISOH) was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a non-profit educational, literary and research corporation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code in order to operate a Library and Museum devoted to the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.

(NOTE: On November 8, 2012 the IISOH amended the Articles of Incorporation and changed its name to: International Institute for Sport History in a confidential settlement agreement after being sued by the United States Olympic Committee for using the word "Olympic" in its name).

We plan to build a facility in central Pennsylvania that will house the Library and Museum collections as well as sports faclities that will allow visitors to physically participate in each activity. There will also be a theater for the history of dance, outdoor recreational facilities and playgrounds, indoor sports facilities for most sports, a large restaurant and outdoor cafe.

Basically: the IISOH is a large Museum/sports complex with a specialized subject research library.


Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Video Production


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 30 hours per credit if seeking credit hours, otherwise no limits for volunteers.
  • Interest in Sports or History. Passion. Goal oriented. Determination.

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