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Community Outreach Intern

Company: AARP
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
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.

The Community Outreach Intern will have the opportunity to see the real world of advocating for change, making an impact in the community, empowering volunteers to be leaders, and working collectively as a team. This is a paid internship requiring a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week.
Responsibilities


  • Work with AARP Nebraska staff in supporting state plan activities for community presence, volunteer efforts, state and federal legislative issues, community awareness, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network
  • Assist with planning, scheduling, organizing, and attending community outreach and advocacy events and coordinating speaking engagements for AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteers
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues
  • Assist volunteers with planning and logistics as needed and track their results
  • Attend meetings, help prepare correspondence as well as assist in the coordination of volunteer outreach programs
  • Assist in coordinating, scheduling, and planning training opportunities for volunteers
  • Provide support to Nebraska Caregiving Coalition by taking minutes and arranging events as needed
  • Work closely with AARP staff and volunteers in preparing materials for events
  • Assist with state office communications via social media and the web. Draft blogs for the web pages and posts for Facebook and Twitter

    Qualifications
    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.

    Additional requirements:

    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Able to work business hours, part-time 15-25 hours weekly
    • Experience using social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and online search tools
    • Able to multi-task and work independently, as well as collaboratively
    • Able to work well with volunteers and diverse populations
    • Awareness of online practices that affect issues such as privacy, confidentiality, liability, standards, ethics, safety, human rights, etc
    • Commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP

      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.

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Keywords: AARP, Lincoln , Community Outreach Intern, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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