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- Advocacy Intern, USA

Advocacy Intern

Job Title: Advocacy Intern
Job ID: 12459387
Job Function: Intern
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Advocacy/Government Affairs
Location: Atlanta, GA US
Business Unit: States & Community Engagement
City: Atlanta

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 Statement

AARP is helping the 50+ population and their families live their best lives and we are looking for an advocacy intern who can contribute to this goal and mission through engagement and meaningful work. AARP is millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and "most powerful grassroots organization" around, according to Fortune magazine.

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. This is a tremendous opportunity in a small but fast-paced office to gain firsthand experience with state 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.


Provide assistance with:

• State and local advocacy-focused events

• Weekly newsletter content and design

• Outreach to elected officials and community stakeholders

• Research projects

• Social media

• Additional events as required.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered undergraduate juniors or seniors

Additional requirements include:

Must possess superior organizational skills, ability to problem solve and multi-task, must be a self-starter

To Apply for this Opportunity

Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

Attach your resume as part of the online application
Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
Select Upload your document
Select Save
If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

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.

Job posted on 29th November 2017
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