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Job Title:
Advocacy Intern
Job ID:
12458863
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Advocacy/Government Affairs
Location:
Baltimore, MD US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
City:
Baltimore
Business Unit Description

About AARP:

AARP is millions of members strong - with more joining every day—the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization around” according to Fortune magazine.  In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity.  Here is your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Our Culture:

It takes great people to deliver great results. To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, highly motivated and committed workforce. To attract, inspire and retain that workforce, AARP offers an environment that encourages and enables their highest achievement.



Summary Statement

Do you know how to get the attention of your peers?  Can you drive an issue on campus, in the classroom or in your social community?  Are you an expert with social media?  If so, you may be interested in building communities, both online and in-person, for one of the largest member-based non-profit organizations in the US.  Join us at AARP as a Community Outreach and Advocacy Intern and help make a difference for older Americans.



Responsibilities

What You Will Get to Do:

As a Community Outreach and Advocacy Intern at AARP, you will be challenged to handle a variety of responsibilities from social media management to event planning to volunteer organization and interaction with our members.  You could also be writing press releases, handling media contacts, and assisting with video productions. You will be assigned critical tasks and get to see your work in action. You will get to:

  • Create a variety of communications for the office, including press releases, presentations, legislative briefings, volunteer outreach messages, and newsletters
  • Manage AARP social media accounts for member and volunteer outreach
  • Plan advocacy, volunteer and member events, including event logistics and promotion
  • Assist with planning and executing video and audio productions
  • Use your creative ideas, communication skills and social media expertise to improve AARP’s reach in the community


Requirements

Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or University, in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, or in their second year of 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 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;
·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



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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