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.
This summer internship supports policy development, integration and action in all of AARP strategic areas. This includes health and long term care issues, economic and financial security issues, and consumer issues such as housing, transportation, utilities and technology, and personal and legal rights. The summer intern may have the opportunity to contribute to several of AARP current priority areas including Healthy Living (brain health), Caregiving, and Work & Save. This position will conduct objective policy research both from domestic and international sources, in order to identify the best ideas and practices from around the world in the areas of health security, financial resilience, and personal fulfillment. The work includes providing research, analyzing member/volunteer policy input, interpreting findings of research, writing draft reports, and assisting with the planning and development of meetings, as well as attending external meetings and conferences and reporting back on the issues.
Duties of our intern will include and are not limited to the following:
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.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.
Requires analytical ability, good written and oral communication skills and attention to detail necessary to support the production of high quality documents. Assist in the coordination of meetings involving high level internal and external speakers. Must able to manage multiple assignments, exercise good judgment in diverse set of circumstances, and interact with appropriate level of professionalism with staff and volunteers.
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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.