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 Student Intern will have the opportunity to see the real world of engaging communities, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team.
Key responsibilities of the student intern are to:
1) Work closely with the Associate State Director for Community Outreach in supporting state plan activities for community presence, Life Reimagined, Regional AARP Networks and volunteer efforts.
2) Help arrange and coordinate speaking engagements for AARP Life Reimagined Guides; assist volunteers with logistics and planning as needed; track results of their speaking engagements; provide resources and publications for volunteer activities.
3) Assist with planning, scheduling, organizing and attending community outreach and advocacy events.
4) Prepare public/volunteer educational materials utilizing PowerPoint, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets.
5) Attend meetings, help prepare correspondence as well as assist in the coordination of volunteer outreach programs.
6) Provide assistance in coordinating, scheduling, and planning training opportunities for volunteers.
7) Assist in communicating national and state policy and activity updates to volunteers/partners in the areas for which they are responsible.
8) Provides assistance in developing background information, gathering research, preparing educational tools which focus on AARP issues and campaigns.
9) Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues.
10) Assist with state office communications via social media and the web as needed.
11) Other duties as assigned.
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.
The Student Intern must be able:
• Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; gather information and research topics; practice developing presentations and talking points.
• Assist in volunteer coordination and will have a major role in assigning and coordinating work with volunteers. He/she will be heavily engaged with volunteers involved at AARP events and interacting with members and public at public forums.
• Interact with most frequently: all volunteers across Iowa and potential sites for speaking engagements and have some interaction with public/members that may be seeking information on AARP.
• Perform tasks that are explained in advance with an opportunity for hands on instruction when needed.
• Work on assorted projects that are scheduled throughout the year with an opportunity for the intern to experience many different aspects of work ranging from meetings, listening sessions, public events, varied communication with volunteers/members, and event preparation.
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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.