Volunteer Outreach and Engagement Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 10, 2023
Closes
Apr 09, 2023
Ref
4467
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 and event planning? The AARP Office of Volunteer Engagement is looking for you! Our team creates and executes various projects to improve people's lives as they age and help build a better tomorrow for future generations by engaging volunteers in AARP's mission. 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 summer 2023 and will continue through the end of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Work with staff and volunteer leaders to recruit and engage volunteers in several programs at AARP
  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help develop tools, resources, and approaches for recruiting and engaging volunteers.
  • Engage in communication strategies to support volunteers and their related programs
  • Help manage the onboarding, orientation, and training of volunteers as they engage with AARP programs and activities

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
  • Familiarity with multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus


Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions


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, and $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.