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Job Title:
MA Advocacy Intern I
Job ID:
12459115
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Advocacy/Government Affairs
Location:
Boston, MA US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
City:
Boston
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

Is all this talk of elections getting you excited? Are you interested in aging advocacy work?

 

Are you currently a student working on a degree in areas of study such as political science, public administration or gerontology?  

 

AARP is seeking a student, with applicable knowledge of the political system, communication and public relations to provide support for AARP Massachusetts’ office efforts around  voter engagement and advocacy related to a major nationwide initiative. 

 

This paid internship will begin on September 6 and end on December 16; is located in Boston, Massachusetts; and will require a 15 hour per week commitment



Responsibilities

  • You must have experience with basic research projects, gathering information, culling and capturing pertinent details with limited guidance.
  • You must have basic knowledge of Massachusetts news media and political landscape.
  • You must be able to interact and engage members of the public.
  • A commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP.
  • Good organizational and communications skills.
  • You must have experience working with Microsoft Office, Excel, Facebook and Twitter.
  • You must be able to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team.
  • You must be able to drive to events within Massachusetts.
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

     



Requirements

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.



Benefits Offered

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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