Strategic Services Intern I (Washington, DC)

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 11, 2019
Closes
Sep 10, 2019
Ref
12460190
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

The Community, State and National Affairs (CSNA) team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSNA drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice-at the federal, state, local levels and community levels-on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment.

With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do best...meet the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.

Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP's national office in Washington, DC. This reach-from community to state to federal - enables CSNA to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow...their life - their way.

Summary

CSN team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSN drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice-at the federal, state, local levels and community levels-on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment. Join our dynamic team as a paid intern May, 2019 through December, 2019.

Responsibilities

CSN's Strategic Services team is seeking a dynamic, strategic thinking, business communicator intern, who is able to tell impactful stories, provide communications support, build social media pages, convey complex messages and complete assignments under tight timelines while serving as an important part of our team. In order to be effective, the candidate must possess a multitude of analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

The incumbent will be responsible for, or asked to contribute to a variety of the functions below, based on business needs and team capacity:
  • Provide communications support to the Director of Strategic Services and the Strategic Services Team.
  • Draft communications including emails, blurbs, invitations, memos and social media posts;
  • Develop and execute strategic communications plans for various departments within Community, State & National Affairs Group (CSN);
  • Support the production of monthly, large-scale All-Staff meetings, socials other events.
  • Communicate across all channels and with all levels of staff;
  • Assist with tasks, special projects and assignments promoting integration across the Group and the Enterprise. Works on special assignments directed by Director, as necessary;


Requirements

Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; be in good academic standing; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors or rising first or second year graduate students. AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

Benefits Offered

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.

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