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Job Title:
LA Outreach Intern II
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
Baton Rouge, LA US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
Baton Rouge
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

Looking to develop your skills as an intern advocate for persons who are 50+ in Louisiana? Consider AARP, the largest social mission organization in the country to develop your advocacy toolkit and engage in the conversation about aging issues.


The AARP State Office in Louisiana is looking for a strong paid graduate intern to work with its team on advocacy issues on behalf of our members who are 50+.The intern will work with advocacy and campaign staff to:

  1. Analyze, write and produce materials for legislators, media and the public;
  2. Monitor legislative activities; research policy issues;
  3. Assist with volunteer training and engagement;
  4. Support social media and online initiatives;
  5. Assist with planning and implementing grassroots organizing tactics and;
  6. Assist with the coordination of statewide workshops on various issues.

Intern applicants must be currently enrolled students pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work; success for this internship include, the ability to work well with diverse populations, commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP, ability to collaborate with other organizations around AARP priority issues; good organizational and communications skills; and skilled in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media and online research tools.


Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing their graduate degree, 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 and drug testing. 

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
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS and ATTACHMENTS section
·Separately upload each document

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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