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Job Title:
Communications Intern, Office of Chief Public Policy Officer
Job ID:
12459126
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Policy
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair
City:
Washington
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.

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.

 

 



Summary Statement

AARP's Office of the Chief Public Policy Officer is recruiting for an intern to join its busy team throughout the calendar year, as their communications intern.  The team leads the efforts in AARP Policy, Research and International (“PRI”) and as its intern, you will support communications and other projects on behalf of the Chief Public Policy Officer. Calendar year interns work an average schedule up to 25 hours per week.



Responsibilities

Specifically, the intern will contribute to PRI’s integration and communications efforts across five departments. Primary duties will include:

  1. Supporting the development of content (blogs, articles, speeches, talking points, visual presentations) on issues related to aging in the U.S. and globally, and the impact on and opportunities related to retirement savings, the workforce, community living, and health, among other areas. Includes drafting content, tracking content development pipeline, cataloging content by issues area, and performing research for content development;
  2. Preparing briefing materials for speaking engagements;
  3. Assisting with the set-up of internal meetings and retreats;
  4. Special projects as assigned.
  5. The ideal candidate will be highly organized; have excellent written and verbal communications skills; and enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.


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, graduate students, or post doctorate students.   

Those majoring in communications, public policy, public relations or journalism are encouraged to apply. Submission of writing samples required (school paper articles and clippings preferred) may be required. Skills include: Microsoft applications, Adobe. Design skills a plus.

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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