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.
Are you looking for a rewarding internship that will add value to your business toolkit? Join the Illinois State Office of AARP as an Advocacy Intern this spring. Working on meaningful projects, you will assist with advocacay work on the state, federal and local levels in areas that impact public policy and government affairs work for our members. The outreach work consists of helping the team deliver local community presence work mainly in Springfield, Peoria, and the Metro East St. Louis area. As an intern with the Illinois State Office, you will also have a long term project to work on which will leave a lasting impact and strengthen the work of our team.
Under the supervision of the Manager of Advocacy & Outreach the Intern would be responsible for assisting with everyday tasks of the Advocacy & Outreach team, which is responsible for AARP work in downstate Illinois. Advocacy work consists of state, federal and local public policy and government affairs efforts, and outreach work consists of helping the team deliver local community presence work mainly in Springfield, Peoria, and the metro East St. Louis area. The intern will also have a long term project to work on which will leave a lasting impact and strengthen the work of our team.
Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors.
AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.
Experience with volunteer management or ability to openly support and communicate with volunteers coordinate work.
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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.