Advocacy and Communications Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Austin, Texas
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 23, 2022
Ref
3125
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 community outreach and event planning? The AARP Texas Team is looking for you! Our team creates and executes various events and projects to improve the lives of people as they age and help to build a better tomorrow for future generations. We'll challenge you to think and work innovatively on real-world projects. AARP is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of August of 2022 and will go through the end of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues on housing, transportation, health, and other AARP priority quality of life issues
  • Engage in the communications strategies to advance these issues and the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Assist in developing and executing overall strategic communications outreach, especially social media & video content
  • Research policy issues, draft documents to support our advocacy efforts, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in communications tactics, and engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events
  • Provide general operational assistance to the Communications and Outreach/Advocacy teams working on various projects and activities, including event coordination and general administrative support
  • Provide support to staff for volunteer outreach & recruitment
  • Research potential partners and stakeholders to reach new target audiences/multicultural audiences

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Knowledge of communications and advocacy campaigns
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise


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.