Public Policy Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posted
May 05, 2022
Closes
May 20, 2022
Ref
2955
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in public policy issues and advocacy? If so, our office is looking for you! We will challenge you to think and work in new ways. AARP Minnesota is committed to improving the lives of people as they age and creating a better tomorrow for future generations. As an intern, you will provide vital support through coordination of research, issue tracking, and organizing member and volunteer engagement and advocacy efforts. AARP is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of June 2022 and will go through the end of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and execution of advocacy and organizing strategies
  • Assist in executing voter engagement strategies
  • Track identified key issues; conduct research on identified issues, synthesize and report on findings
  • Assist with writing and deploying policy-related communications to volunteers and e-activists
  • Support volunteers and e-activists with "calls to action" to their legislators and highlight our priority issues in their communities
  • Assist with creating a message framework, providing contextual information, and coaching as needed
  • Schedule and/or attend meetings as assigned
  • Provide operational and administrative support for staff engaged in campaign planning

Qualifications

  • Interest in the mission of AARP
  • Interest in public policy research and advocacy
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university - in junior or senior years of undergraduate or enrolled in a master's degree program
  • Skilled in working independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to professionally represent AARP through written and oral communication

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience related to Public Policy
  • Previous administrative office experience
  • Previous experience working/volunteering on issues related to or directly with the 50+ population

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly range is $18 for undergraduates, $21 for graduate students, $28 for Ph.D. candidates. Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

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.