The AARP Georgia State Office, located in Midtown Atlanta, is seeking a paid, undergraduate-level intern 20-25 hours per week to assist with advocacy efforts January-December 2020. This is a tremendous opportunity in a small but fast-paced office to gain firsthand experience with lobbying of elected officials, events planning, and advocacy strategy. This position will report to the Advocacy Manager and have frequent interactions with other Georgia State Office staff and volunteers. Opportunity offers free parking, networking opportunities, flexible work hours, and a business casual workplace.
- Assist with planning advocacy, fraud, and community events
- Assist with weekly newsletter content and design
- Assist with outreach to elected officials and community stakeholders
- Prepare materials related to AARP’s multi-state campaigns by utilizing PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, and Excel.
- Gather research and compile information and recommendations regarding advocacy issues, fraud projects, and diversity initiatives. This could include online searches, reviewing publications, and accessing library materials.
- Provide additional events assistance to include event support, presentations, and event preparation activities.
- 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.
- Must possess superior organizational skills, ability to problem solve and multi-task, and complete long range projects.
- Must have a strong interest in government and the governing process, specifically the legislature/city governments and the passage of bills and/or ordinances. Proficiency in Microsoft office required, events planning experience a plus.
Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.