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Community Outreach Intern

Company: AARP
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Business Unit Description

State & Community Engagement (SCE) enables AARP to be a nationwide organization, which strengthens our capacity to carry out our mission. The SCE team includes: 53 states and territories across 6 regions with regional management, the Office of Volunteer Engagement, the Office of Community Engagement (including the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA): AARP's Educator Community), and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE).


Interested in learning how to make positive social change? AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families, including health and financial security. AARP NJ has an immediate need for a Community Outreach Intern to work this summer and through December 2021. This is a great opportunity to work closely with AARP leadership, community partners, and volunteers to directly contribute to AARP NJ's local community impact strategy and work. As an intern, you will apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help create and drive positive social change in the communities we serve.

On any given day, you could be supporting volunteer recruitment and training efforts, creating presentations and communications collateral to engage volunteers and communities, participating in virtual community stakeholder meetings and partner forums. We'll challenge you to think and work in new ways. We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development.


On an average day, you will be:


  • Apply innovative thinking and problem-solving to community impact work and challenges


  • Contribute to data analyses and write-up of findings

Creating Designs

  • Create visual presentations of evaluation processes and results

Duties include:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; gather information and research topics
  • Develop presentations, collateral materials, and talking points for community engagement events
  • Highly active in volunteer engagement including: recruitment, training, and supporting volunteer-led projects and programs
  • Create content and manage the distribution of bi-weekly volunteer newsletter
  • Create content for NJ specific online forums
  • Interact with members, volunteers, and the public at virtual events and public forums to share AARP information and resources
  • Providing logistical support before, during, and after AARP local/virtual events
  • Attend and participate in community stakeholder meetings and forums
  • Other duties as assigned


Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship.

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 from college and enrolled in a continuing education program.

Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

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

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.

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.

Keywords: AARP, New Brunswick , Community Outreach Intern, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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