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