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.
Together with staff and volunteers, this intern supports AARP MN’s efforts to engage Minnesotans age 50+, especially AARP members, in our mission to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. This paid internship position focuses on achieving our public policy and advocacy objectives leading up to the State Legislative Session through providing vital support with coordination, research, issue tracking, member and volunteer engagement/organizing efforts.
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 undergraduate juniors or seniors.
Interest in public policy research and advocacy.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Previous experience related to Public Policy.
Previous administrative office experience.
Previous experience working/volunteering on issues related to or directly with the 50+ population
To Apply for this Opportunity
Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
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)
Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position
Instructions for Uploading Your Documents
Attach your resume as part of the online application
Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
Select VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION
Select the MY ACTIVITIES
Select "Add Attachment" under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
Select Upload your document
If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8
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.