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Job Title:
Legislative Intern II (Graduate Student, Year Round)
Job ID:
12459658
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Advocacy/Government Affairs
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Comm, State & National Affairs
City:
Washington
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

The AARP State Health and Family Team seeks a part-time intern  to assist with work related to the Association’s state level government affairs activities, primarily on caregiving, and long-term care, and other health related issues. 

The intern will conduct research on relevant issues, perform communications functions, and assist in organizing and archiving materials. 

The intern may design a flexible schedule around classes, with a commitment of 20 to 25 hours a week.

The internship may last up a year with a prected start date of May/June 2018.


Responsibilities

Working directly with AARP advocates and lobbyists, intern will help staff develop, manage, and communicate about AARP priority issues, particularly health care and caregiving.  Intern will conduct research, compile information, and develop recommendations and material on advocacy issues; develop and manage content for internal staff online sites; meet with internal stakeholders, outside organizations and thought leaders with similar interests to AARP; and prepare material for internal and external communications. 


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 graduate students.

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. 

To Apply for this Opportunity

  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

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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