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Job Title:
Community Outreach Intern I (Nebraska)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
Lincoln, NE US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
Business Unit Description

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.

Summary Statement

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 community outreach, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team to advance the mission of AARP.


The Nebraska State Office of AARP is seeking a paid intern to join its busy team, to assist with Community Outreach activities in their office.  Critical to the success of this internship, the intern must successfully perform the following duties:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Currently enrolled as a student working towards an undergraduate degree in areas of study such as social work, gerontology, communications or journalism, liberal arts or political science.  Will consider all degrees and work related experience;
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience using social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube, computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online search tools;
  • Able to multi-task and work independently, as well as collaboratively;
  • Able to work well with volunteers and diverse populations;
  • Awareness of online practices that affect issues such as: privacy, confidentiality, liability, standards, ethics, safety, human rights, etc.;
  • Commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP.


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;
·Separately upload each document
2.     Adding cover letter and writing samples at a later time
·Access the careers website –
·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


Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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