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
The Ohio State Office of AARP is looking for an undergraduate intern with the energy, drive, skill set and ability to pick things up quickly to help change the dialogue on some of the most important issues to the most powerful voting demographic in the state and nation: the 50+. The intern will split their time between Communications and Outreach. This is a paid internship. Responsibilities
The intern will be connecting with members, volunteers, and staff to better understand and help share the full story of our work across Ohio. This will include working with the Communication , Advocacy, and Outreach teams to promote and provide internal/external reporting of events and activities. Specific duties may include: developing materials; taking video and photos at events; interviewing people with stories to share; and research and write media advisories, blogs, and social media posts.
The intern will be under the supervision of the State Director . The intern will work on the campaigns associated with Health and Financial Security at the federal and state levels while building an increased presence around internal and external communication channels. The intern will assist the Ohio team to increase relevance and social impact throughout Ohio and position the organization for the future.
The position will coordinate earned, unearned and digital media in coordination with the Communication Associate State Director and Program Specialist. Also, the position will work closely with our Associate State Directors for Outreach in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.
- Identifying potential opportunities to increase visibility and work on specific communications tactics within the Ohio Tactical Communication Plan as it relates to Advocacy and Outreach activities.
- Coordinating with key volunteers to assist with the site coordination and collaborating to increase earned media and digital presence.
- Attending and participating in volunteer/grassroots meetings.
- Putting together key materials for events and collaborating with support team on materials.
- Participate in team meetings and key huddles to plan, execute and promote activities.
- Attend key events with both the advocacy and outreach teams and assist with logistics.
- Attend key outreach events to promote in real-time to a broader audience
- Meet regularly with supervisor to get feedback and provide ideas and insights.
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.
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.
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
- Working knowledge of Facebook and Twitter.
- Experience with any or all of the following software/applications is highly desirable: Creating and editing videos, YouTube, WordPress, Sprinkler.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; have an interest in learning about issues impacting people 50+; possess excellent organizational and communications skills; and be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in our Columbus office.
Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
At AARP, the health and well-being of our candidates, employees, and members is a top priority. As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees. 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.