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.
Assist AARP Iowa State Director and Communications Director with communications support to help achieve our social impact goals at the state level. This position is key to AARP Iowa being able to communicate at peak levels with our key audiences including internal-national, and state level volunteers, opinion leaders, media and members.
Activities will include a combination of editorial and administrative duties such as grassroots communications, updating the state web page, social media postings, research and writing. In addition, the position includes special event and media relations responsibilities.
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.
This position requires someone with a high degree of organization, ability to see the big picture and understand the level of detail needed to ensure success along the way.
Independent thought and initiative is desired, at the same time this position operates at the direction of the staff supervisor/s, and requires on-going review of work in order to maintain quality control and ensure the best learning environment possible.
BA Level (rising Junior or Senior), majoring in either Communications/Journalism/Political Science/Social Media/Public Policy/City Planning or a combination of those subject areas is most desired. The candidates should have familiarity with all programs in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, as well as video and photography skills plus capability and experience on social media network platforms including Word Press, Facebook, Twitter..
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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.