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Advocacy Intern

Atlanta, GA, USA
Internship

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.  

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • 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.
Educational Background: 
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.
Skills/Experience: 
  • 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.
Compensation/Benefits: 

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Job Function: 

Organization Info

AARP

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington, DC, United States
Founded: 
1967
About Us
Mission: 

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP champions positive social change and delivers value through advocacy, information, and service. AARP's vision is a society in which everyone lives with dignity and purpose, and fulfills their goals and dreams.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 24 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 24 2019
Hiring Organization: 
AARP
industry: 
Nonprofit