Government Affairs Intern (Washington, DC)

Washington, DC
Aug 11, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
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 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.


The Financial Security & Consumer Affairs team within State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) Government Affairs seeks an undergraduate student Government Affairs Intern to assist with research, writing and tasks in support of the work of the members of the SASI Financial Security team. The duration of this internship will be May, 2019 - December, 2019.


Primary tasks include policy analysis, drafting articles, producing reports and written documents, including producing content for the weekly departmental newsletter (SASI News) and other visual/social media materials for use (PowerPoint, news clips, tweets, etc.) by the team.

Interns also perform research and policy analysis on short and long-term projects. Interns play an important role in preparing state advocacy materials for use by Government Affairs and AARP's 53 state offices, including, but not limited to: creating fact sheets for state office use, drafting and editing PowerPoint presentations, tracking news articles and legislative and regulatory actions, organizing and updating shared advocacy guidance and materials made available to state offices within the SASI Library, culling key data and statistics from research, and working on deadline.


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 . 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.