Advocacy Intern (Graduate Student)

Employer
AARP
Location
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
Jun 23, 2022
Ref
2637
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.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven graduate student interested in public policy issues? Our Advocacy Team is looking for you! Our team drives the AARP Public Policy Agenda for Puerto Rico to improve the lives of people as they age and create a better tomorrow for future generations. We'll challenge you to think and work in new ways. We are committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of spring 2022 and will go through the end of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues on topics such as family caregiving, health and welfare, and retirement security
  • Engage in the communications strategies to advance these issues, as well as the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Research policy issues, draft documents to support our advocacy efforts, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in communications tactics, and engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events

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
  • Graduate student preferred
  • Proficiency in all Windows applications, social media apps, and technology in general
  • Analytical thinking and effective oral and written communications skills
  • An open-minded, creative, and flexible work attitude that allows collaboration with people of all ages and engagement levels (staff, volunteers, members, and the general public)
  • 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.

Benefits

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.