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To better support AARP’s priorities and mobilize volunteers and members in the states, State Operations includes multiple teams in the National Office collaborating across all AARP entities and geographic boundaries in addition to the five regions and 53 State Offices.
The Community Outreach Intern will primarily support AARP Age-Friendly Communities initiative which encourages states, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Under the direct supervision of the Georgia State Director, the intern will contribute to the achievement of AARP’s strategic priorities by supporting state and community programs, including Age-Friendly Livable Communities, Consumer Protection and Fraud, and Financial Resiliency. Duties will include assisting with coordinating community walking audits, developing a universal design workshop, identify and coordinate community leaders and stakeholders, assist with the development of a comprehensive community action plan, design and support Age-Friendly social media, design evaluation methods, and volunteer management.
You will make presentations at community forums and advisory council meetings, attend Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) meetings, provide event support, keep records, prepare reports, coordinate meetings, and draft correspondence. You also will provide support by conducting on-line searches in support of issues and assist with grassroots organizing. You will use social media and communication outlet to publicize events and garner engagement among AARP members and non-members. You will also play a key role in engaging stakeholders at the community and political level to enhance the relevancy of AARP in the lives of people 50+ and AARP members.
Bachelor’s degree required. Must be currently enrolled in any of the following Master’s programs: City Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Gerontology, or Business Administration. Candidates with at least 3 years of work experience project development, coordination and implementation techniques; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position. Team work is important with demonstrated ability to work well with others, lead project teams, task forces, and to collaborate with and forge effective internal and external partnerships across groups and departments, connecting with and exhibiting a solid understanding of partnerships. Excellent communication, organization, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Social media skills a plus. Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, knowledge of publisher and volunteer databases a plus. Some travel is required. health policy or research environment will receive preference;
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.