Health Legislative Intern (Fall, 2019)

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Ref
12460320
Industry
Healthcare
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

The AARP State Health and Family Team seeks a part-time intern to assist with work related to the Association's state level government affairs activities, primarily on caregiving, and long-term care, and other health related issues. The intern will conduct research on relevant issues, perform communications functions, and assist in organizing and archiving materials. The intern may design a flexible schedule around classes, with a commitment of 20 to 25 hours a week. The internship has a predicted start date of August/September through December, 2019.

Responsibilities

Working directly with AARP advocates and lobbyists, intern will help staff develop, manage, and communicate about AARP priority issues, particularly health care and caregiving. Intern will conduct research, compile information, and develop recommendations and material on advocacy issues; develop and manage content for internal staff online sites; meet with internal stakeholders, outside organizations and thought leaders with similar interests to AARP; and prepare material for internal and external communications.

Requirements

Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post doctorate 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.