Advocacy Intern

Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 15, 2022
Oct 19, 2022
Full Time

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 policy and advocacy? The AARP Florida Advocacy Team is looking for you! We are looking for a policy and advocacy intern who is excited about working to improve the lives of people as they age and enhance opportunities for future generations. You will gain valuable experience with public relations, non-partisan advocacy and elections, and community outreach projects. You will receive first-hand knowledge of how AARP develops and conveys its message to almost 38 million members across the nation and nearly 3 million AARP members in Florida. AARP Florida is committed to your ongoing learning and development, and we will challenge you to think and work innovatively on these real-world projects.


  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues on topics such as family caregiving, nursing home quality, health and welfare, and retirement security
  • Research policy issues, draft documents to support advocacy efforts, and participate in team meetings and strategy discussions
  • Attend external meetings, forums, and legislative and/or regulatory meetings requested by staff
  • Track legislation of interest through the legislative process to help with the publication of AARP Florida's annual Legislative Voting Record
  • Engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events


  • 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
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

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.

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.

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.