Community Outreach Intern (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Aarp Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 8 months ago

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.

Summary

Develop your skills while working for the largest social mission organization in the country. As a student Intern with the Nebraska State Office of AARP, you will have the opportunity to see the real world of community outreach, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team to advance the mission of AARP. This is a paid internship with a target start date of May, 2019 and end date of 12/31/19.

Responsibilities

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; gather information and research topics; practice developing presentations and talking points;

  • Assist in volunteer coordination and will have a major role in assigning and coordinating work with volunteers. He/she will be heavily engaged with volunteers involved at AARP events and interacting with members and public at public forums;

  • Interact with most frequently: all volunteers across Nebraska and potential sites for speaking engagements and have some interaction with public/members that may be seeking information on AARP;

  • Perform tasks that are explained in advance with an opportunity for hands on instruction when needed;

  • Work on assorted projects that are scheduled throughout the year with an opportunity for the intern to experience many different aspects of work ranging from meetings, listening sessions, public events, varied communication with volunteers/members, and event preparation;

  • Work on assorted projects that are scheduled throughout the year with an opportunity for the intern to experience many different aspects of work ranging from meetings, listening sessions, public events, varied communication with volunteers/members, and event preparation;

Requirements

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.


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