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Job Title:
Community Intern
Job ID:
12459621
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Community Outreach
Location:
Pasadena, CA US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
City:
Pasadena

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.


Summary Statement


AARP California has an opening for a paid internship in our Pasadena Office.


Responsibilities


This internship position will assist our Advocacy and Community Engagement strategies and agenda, which includes:

  • Building awareness of AARP’s Advocacy and Community Engagement work through coordination of activities and project management
  • Supporting volunteers and partner organizations
  • Working on national and grassroots campaigns and initiatives
  • Providing education to help the 50+ audience learn how to stay in their homes and communities
  • Convening and engaging public officials, community organizations, and coalitions to advance state and local advocacy issues
  • Researching issues related to state and local initiatives
  • Developing materials and writing reports (ie: infographics, fact sheets, PowerPoints, etc.)

Requirements


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..   

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to handle multiple projects
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media Platforms (Twitter and Facebook)

Preferred majors include public policy, urban planning, political science, gerontology or related fields.

 

To Apply:

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. 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)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position 

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS 
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

Benefits Offered


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.


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