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Advocacy Intern (Fall)

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AARP

14d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
    Legal
  • Franklin

AI generated summary

  • You must be a self-starting undergraduate junior or senior pursuing a degree in political science, pre-law, or related fields. Reliable transportation, excellent writing skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office are crucial. Experience with the Tennessee General Assembly and Congress is a plus.
  • You will research policy issues, create advocacy strategies, support events, craft ideas, collaborate with team, engage in tactics, and advance policy issues on caregiving, housing, health, and retirement security.

Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university, considered a rising undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or postdoctoral student, and will remain academically enrolled throughout the internship
  • The candidate will pursue a degree in political science, pre-law, communications, public relations, economics, or related fields
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable, with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Familiarity with the Tennessee General Assembly and Congress is a plus
  • AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

Responsibilities

  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help create and promote policy issues on family caregiving, housing, health and welfare, and retirement security
  • Engage in the advocacy strategies to advance these issues and the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Research policy issues, craft ideas to support our advocacy efforts, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in advocacy tactics, and engage in support for various remote and in-person events

FAQs

What is the start date for this Advocacy Intern position?

The anticipated start date for this Advocacy Intern position is Fall 2024, with the possibility of extending additional semesters.

What are the qualifications needed for this internship?

The ideal candidate should be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in political science, pre-law, communications, public relations, economics, or related fields. They should be a rising undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or postdoctoral student, with the ability to work under tight deadlines, have reliable transportation, excellent writing skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs. Familiarity with the Tennessee General Assembly and Congress is a plus.

Will AARP sponsor an employment visa for this position?

AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

What are the responsibilities of the Advocacy Intern?

The Advocacy Intern will be responsible for applying strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help create and promote policy issues on family caregiving, housing, health and welfare, and retirement security. They will engage in advocacy strategies, research policy issues, craft ideas to support advocacy efforts, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in advocacy tactics, and support various remote and in-person events.

Is this internship paid?

Yes, this Advocacy Internship position is paid.

Government
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1958
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering people aged 50 and older to live their best lives. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, AARP works to address key issues such as healthcare, financial security, and social connectedness. With millions of members nationwide, AARP provides resources, information, and services to help individuals navigate the challenges and opportunities of ageing while promoting dignity, independence, and quality of life for older adults.