Outreach and Communications Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Posted
Sep 28, 2022
Closes
Oct 28, 2022
Ref
3011
Industry
Nonprofit
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, event planning, and communication strategy? The AARP South Dakota 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.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with event and project management
  • Collaborate with staff on local policies impacting members, including writing emails and developing surveys to gather information
  • Assist with the recruitment of volunteers for community-based activities
  • Support the communications and outreach team
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with varied backgrounds and goals (volunteers, community leaders, partner organizations, vendors, and multicultural backgrounds)
  • Communicate AARP resources with target audiences via email, phone, social media, in-person, etc.
  • Serve as a representative of AARP at community-sponsored activities and/or virtual events

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
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • 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.