Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
May 22, 2022
Closes
Jun 21, 2022
Ref
2750
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 Georgia Team is looking for you! Our team creates and executes various events and projects to improve the lives of people as they age and help to build a better tomorrow for future generations. 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 May of 2022 and will go through the end of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in all aspects of planning events, working with clients, event coordination, and execution
  • Conduct research, find resources and propose new ideas to help make informed and impactful decisions about event opportunities, achieve quality event executive and stakeholder buy-in
  • Design basic visuals to support events and promotional efforts (event fliers, online images, etc.)
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues
  • Assist volunteers with planning and logistics as needed and track activity results
  • Attend meetings, help prepare correspondences as well as assist in the coordination of volunteer outreach programs
  • Provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Assist with managing virtual production and technology execution on several platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom)

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 of Microsoft Office programs & Zoom
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • 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.