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AARP New Jersey
The AARP New Jersey State Office, located in Princeton, NJ, has openings for 2014/2015 internship appointments! This internship involves event planning and communication initiatives directed toward AARP’s membership base, volunteers, and legislators. This includes, but is not limited to, the coordination of events, public/media relations, program design, organizational communication and mass media. You will gain first-hand knowledge of how the largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its message to 40 million members across the United States. You will gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to participate in advocacy and outreach campaigns and expand your knowledge of the communication process “in the field.”
This can be a paid position or a position for school credit.
You application should be in Word Document form and should contain (all in one document):
Cover Letter, including availability and why you should intern here
o Please indicate the semesters you are interested in. We prefer students who are available for more than 1 semester at a time.
o Indicate whether you are applying for a paid internship position or for school credit
Writing Sample (optional – but helpful!)
Send the document to AARPNJ@AARP.ORG with subject line “EVENT PLANNING INTERNSHIP – [Your First And Last Name]”
Creating event planning documents and facilitating/attending event planning meetings
Managing a team of volunteers to assist with event planning
Assisting with phone and email queries
Liaising with vendors and accounts department as needed
Preparing materials to be distributed at events, such as flyers and outreach material
Overseeing the event registration process from crafting messaging, invitations, capturing RSVPs and conducting follow-up communications
Develop and distribute announcements and invitations
Assisting with important non-partisan events, including community outreach events, legislative/advocacy events, press events and public forums
Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
Must be able to work a minimum of 14 hours per week.
Must have excellent communication, organizational, writing, and computer skills, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and exercise initiative.
Bilingual in Spanish a plus