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Job Title:
Outreach Intern I (DC), Summer, 2017
Job ID:
12458909
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Community Outreach
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
City:
Washington
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

The primary nature of this position entails coordinative, creative and advisory activity with external audiences (Members and others 50+) in the State. The position will have no financial or budgetary responsibilities, nor will the intern(s) be supervising anyone.  The interaction will mostly be among staff and media/reporters.  The intern will work with, but not supervise other volunteers from time to time.



Responsibilities

The DC State Office of AARP is seeking an assertive, self-starting student with a political science, or public policy, or events planning, or marketing background who enjoys working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.  Intern should have excellent writing, or technical writing, or events planning, and/or marketing skills.  The intern(s) experience will include assisting with strategies aimed at engaging hundreds of District of Columbia residents through a variety of projects.   

The intern will report to the District of Columbia State Director and contribute as a team member, participating in all team meetings.  The interns’ work would include research, ideation, writing, member relations, and project planning and event execution aimed at engaging existing members and other persons 50+ in new and creative ways.  The intern would also assist with all Member-facing engagements, and contribute content to state’s Facebook page and Twitter feeds as needed.    

The major challenges of this position are being able to balance the workload given to the intern(s) along with being assertive/asking questions of supervisor and co-workers.



Requirements

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. 

To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8


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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