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Job Title:
Tennessee Advocacy Intern I (undergraduate)
Job ID:
12459020
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Advocacy/Government Affairs
Location:
Nashville, TN US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
City:
Nashville
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

Do you have an interest in developing your advocacy skills while learning about important issues that impact persons who are 50+?  Join the AARP Tennessee State Office as an Advocacy Intern and help contribute to the goals and mission of AARP.



Responsibilities

The Tennessee State Office is searching for an intern to join its busy team.  This is a great opportunity to work closely with the leadership in the State Office as you contribute to advocacy issues that impact AARP and its members.  You will have the opportunity to work approximately 20 hours per week and will be directed in your duties by the Associate State Director. Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of advocacy events across Tennessee;
  • Assisting in the creation of documents on potential advocacy legislation;
  • Learning Convio and using it for communication with advocacy volunteers;
  • Attending legislative meetings with Advocacy Director;
  • Other duties as assigned by Advocacy Director in order to increase our capacity and support our work;
  • Applicants must have the ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, exercise initiative and maintain a positive attitude. 


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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