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.
This position reports directly to the State Director, and also works closely with the Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, the Associate State Director for Advocacy as well as the Program Specialist and relies heavily on independent and self-directed professional skills. The intern will communicate with a variety of audiences using a variety of methods (in-person with elected officials/staff members, via e-mail or phone with members, etc.) and must be able to adapt communication styles/methods with little to no direction or preparation. The position may need to make quick decisions about Grassroots strategies when immediate action is required. The potential for positive impact is quite pronounced whereas risk for negative impact is moderate. Together with staff and volunteers, this intern supports AARP Minnesota's efforts to engage Minnesotans, age 50+, especially AARP members, in our mission to enhance the quality of life for all as we age.
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.
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Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
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