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.
Develop your skills while working for the largest social mission organization in the country. As a student Intern with the Nebraska State Office of AARP, you will have the opportunity to see the real world of advocating for change, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team.
The Nebraska State Office of AARP is looking for a summer intern to join its busy team as an Advocacy and Communications Intern. The Student Intern will have the opportunity to see the real world of advocating for change, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team. Key responsibilities of the student intern are to:
Work with the Associate State Director for Communications and the State Director in supporting state plan activities including state legislative issues, AARP Fraud Watch, Senior Hunger program, rural community engagement and member events;
Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues;
Help arrange and coordinate speaking engagements for AARP Fraud Watch and/or AARP SNAP volunteers; assist volunteers with logistics and planning as needed; track results of their speaking engagements; compile and send a regular Fraud Watch email update to volunteers; provide resources and publications for volunteer activities; assist the ASD for Communications with outreach to community partners in planning joint fraud events;
Assist with state office communications via social media and the web. Prepare blogs for the web page and posts for Facebook and Twitter;
Prepare weekly volunteer newsletter for volunteers including requesting articles from staff and drafting articles;
Work closely with AARP staff and volunteers in providing support for State Plan events;
Assist with event planning and management;
In addition the intern will assist with the following tasks:
Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; gather information and research topics; practice developing presentations and talking points.
Assist in volunteer coordination and will have a major role in assigning and coordinating work with volunteers. He/she will be heavily engaged with volunteers involved at AARP events and interacting with members and public at public forums.
Interact with most frequently: all volunteers across Nebraska and potential sites for speaking engagements and have some interaction with public/members that may be seeking information on AARP.
Perform tasks that are explained in advance with an opportunity for hands on instruction when needed.
Work on assorted projects that are scheduled throughout the year with an opportunity for the intern to experience many different aspects of work ranging from meetings, listening sessions, public events, varied communication with volunteers/members, and event preparation.
Other duties as assigned.
Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or University, in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, 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 from a college or university professor/instructor or advisor 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.