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
Develop your skills while working for the largest social mission organization in the country. As a student Intern with the Nebraska State Office of AARP, you will have the opportunity to see the real world of community outreach, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team to advance the mission of AARP. This is a paid internship with a target start date of June, 2020 and end date up to December, 2020.Responsibilities
- Work with AARP Nebraska staff in supporting state plan activities for community presence, volunteer efforts, state and federal legislative issues, community awareness and the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
- Assist with planning, scheduling, organizing and attending community outreach and advocacy events as well as coordinating speaking engagements for AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteers.
- Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues.
- Assist volunteers with planning and logistics as needed and track their results.
- Attend meetings, help prepare correspondence as well as assist in the coordination of volunteer outreach programs.
- Provide assistance in coordinating, scheduling, and planning training opportunities for volunteers.
- Provide support to Nebraska Caregiving Coalition by taking minutes and arranging events as needed.
- Work closely with AARP staff and volunteers in preparing bags and packets of information for events.
- Prepare biweekly newsletter for AARP volunteers; requesting articles from staff and drafting articles.
- Assist with state office communications via social media and the web. Draft blogs for the web pages and posts for Facebook and Twitter.
- Other duties as assigned
Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post doctorate 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.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.