AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
The Community Outreach Intern in the Maryland State Office will contribute to a busy team in support of AARP's mission. You will learn about issues that impact persons who are 50+, such as, fraud and scam prevention, supporting caregivers, livable communities and jobseeker resources.
AARP Maryland is seeking a Community Outreach Intern with an interest in the following areas and to be based in our downtown Baltimore office.
The intern should possess administrative strengths including excellent writing skills, must be comfortable working with volunteers, have an understanding of database management, and have reliable transportation. This candidate must be comfortable with occasional in-state travel to all points west of Montgomery County, Maryland.
The intern will staff events and attend meetings in the western region of Maryland and in order to do so, will need to take the time to learn AARP systems (i.e., the Volunteer Portal), AARP issues and AARP’s culture based on the Enterprise Plan and to enhance their ability to serve as a good steward to the organization while in the field.
The candidate will also assist in our annual “Harvest for the Hungry” Campaign efforts and will serve as one of the main points of contact for hundreds of volunteers who carry out this spring food drive. It will be the job of the intern to maintain correspondence, answer questions and ensure all food drive partners and AARP volunteers have the tools and direction they need to carry out the food drive.
Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or University, in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, or in graduate school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
To Apply for this Opportunity
1. Submit a current resume in response to the specific posted job, or indicate your preferred work location (we’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories);
2. A cover letter detailing the areas of interest to you for an internship at AARP;
3. Two letters of recommendation or references from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work;
4. An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (minimum GPA required of 3.0)
5. AARP screens its employees and interns through background clearance.
Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter & Writing Sample
1. Adding cover letter and writing sample at time of application submission;
·Complete the on-line application by clicking the SUBMIT button at the end of the application;
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link at the top of the “MY APPLICATIONS” SCREEN;
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS SECTION;
·Click ADD ATTACHMENT;
·Separately upload each document
2. Adding cover letter and writing samples at a later time
·Access the AARP.org careers website – www.aarp.org/careers
·Log in with the user name/password used at the time that you applied for the internship
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link on the top right of the screen
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS and ATTACHMENTS section
·Click ADD ATTACHMENT
·Separately upload each document
Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.