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Internship

Policy and Communications Intern

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AARP

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19d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

Austin

AI generated summary

  • You need to be a self-starting, adaptable student or recent graduate with excellent communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience in video creation, social media, and working with diverse populations is a plus. Don't require visa sponsorship. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and work in a busy office environment.
  • You will research, write, and promote policy issues, engage in communications strategies, track legislation progress, attend hearings, and support advocacy efforts.

Summer Internship

Marketing•Austin

Description

  • Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in public policy and advocacy? The AARP Texas Team is looking for you! Our team advocates on behalf of Texans 50+ to improve people's lives as they age and help build a better tomorrow for future generations. We'll challenge you to think and work innovatively on public policy issues facing our state. AARP Texas is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of Summer 2024, with the possibility of extending additional semesters.

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable, with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms 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

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Undergraduate
Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Marketing

Responsibilities

  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues on health and welfare, consumer issues, and long-term care
  • Engage in communications strategies to advance these issues, including writing blogs, story collection, and social media
  • Research policy topics, draft issue papers, and reports, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in communications tactics, and engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events
  • Attend legislative hearings
  • Help track the progress of legislation
  • Work with volunteers to support advocacy efforts

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Austin