The Community, State and National Affairs (CSNA) team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSNA drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice—at the federal, state, local levels and community levels—on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment.
With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do best…meet the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.
Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP’s national office in Washington, DC. This reach—from community to state to federal – enables CSNA to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow…their life – their way.
Do you take an interest in urban design and note the unique characteristics of a vibrant neighborhood or community? Are you considering advanced degrees in public policy, urban planning, political science or business administration? If so, the AARP Livable Communities initiative may be of interest!
AARP seeks to improve older adults’ quality of life by promoting the development of safe, accessible and vibrant environments often called livable communities. Policies for livable communities address issues such as land use, housing, transportation and broadband — all of which facilitate aging in place.
The Livable Communities intern will promote Livable Communities priorities across the state; driving issues using the following skills, abilities and interests:
This position will be assisting staff with:
Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or University, in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, or in their second year of graduate school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
To Apply for this Opportunity
1. Submit a current resume in response to the specific posted job, or indicate your preferred work location (we’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories);
2. A cover letter detailing the areas of interest to you for an internship at AARP;
3. Two letters of recommendation or references from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work;
4. An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (minimum GPA required of 3.0)
5. AARP screens its employees and interns through background clearance and drug testing.
Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter & Writing Sample
1. Adding cover letter and writing sample at time of application submission;
·Complete the on-line application by clicking the SUBMIT button at the end of the application;
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link at the top of the “MY APPLICATIONS” SCREEN;
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS SECTION;
·Click ADD ATTACHMENT;
·Separately upload each document
2. Adding cover letter and writing samples at a later time
·Access the AARP.org careers website – www.aarp.org/careers
·Log in with the user name/password used at the time that you applied for the internship
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link on the top right of the screen
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS and ATTACHMENTS section
·Click ADD ATTACHMENT
·Separately upload each document
Internships are non-exempt positions ineligible for 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.