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.
The New Jersey State Office of AARP is seeking a paid intern to join its busy team, to assist with Community Outreach and Multicultural activities in their office.
Critical to the success of this internship, the intern must successfully perform the following duties:
•Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; gather information and research topics; practice developing presentations, collateral materials, and talking points;
•Assist in volunteer coordination and will have a major role in supporting work with volunteers. He/she will be heavily engaged with volunteers involved at AARP events and interacting with members and public at public forums;
•Interact frequently with volunteers in key target areas and programs around the state and have some interaction with public/members that may be seeking information on AARP;
•Assist in identifying potential sites for speaking engagements or events and provide logistical support before, during, and after events for volunteers and staff;
•Perform tasks that are explained in advance with an opportunity for hands on instruction when needed;Work on assorted projects that are scheduled throughout the year with an opportunity for the intern to experience many different aspects of work ranging from meetings, listening sessions, public events, multicultural events, varied communication with volunteers/members, and event preparation
Must be currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior working towards an undergraduate degree in areas of study such as social work, gerontology, communications or journalism, liberal arts or political science. Will consider all degrees and work related experience; must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; Bi-lingual in Spanish is highly desirable as this position supports multicultural outreach initiatives; Experience using social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube; Computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online search tools; Able to multi-task and work independently, as well as collaboratively; Able to work well with volunteers and diverse populations; Awareness of online practices that affect issues such as: privacy, confidentiality, liability, standards, ethics, safety, human rights, etc.; Commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP.
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.