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 Bismarck-based internship will provide the student an opportunity to participate in a broad range of activities and events focused on issues of importance to people 50-plus and their families in North Dakota.
The student intern will work closely with the ND State Office staff to support AARP North Dakota state plan activities.
The intern will:
• Assist with scheduling, organizing, and implementing events and activities as outlined in the North Dakota state plan;
• Support volunteers in scheduling, promoting, and implementing educational presentations;
• Assist with AARP North Dakota's social media accounts, video production, writing for the web, and drafting email communication to members;
• Prepare materials for legislators and volunteers on AARP positions on priority issues and assist with monitoring legislative committee meetings;
• Assist in keeping volunteers and members informed of organizational and legislative developments;
• Assist in preparing public/volunteer educational materials using Publisher, PowerPoint, Prezi or other electronic tools;
Our specific activities/priorities for Fall 2017 have been identified and will include work on caregiving, fraud prevention, volunteer recognition and support for Fraud Fighter and legislative volunteers.
The intern’s work will be guided and overseen by AARP staff. Tasks will be explained in advance and the intern will have access to staff for clarification and questions whenever they arise. There will be a variety of experiences provided including preparation of communications to volunteers and others regarding our legislative and educational outreach work, and development of community volunteer teams to support AARP’s work across the state.
The intern will learn different web-based tools AARP uses to communicate with its members and others, including WordPress, Sprinklr, and Convio
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.
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.