Community Outreach Internship-2015

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The AARP New Jersey State Office, located in Princeton, NJ, has openings for 2014/2015 internships! This internship involves outreach and education to New Jersey 50+. This includes, but is not limited to, volunteer management, program development and design, the coordination of events and volunteers, public/media relations, and organizational communication. You will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation’s largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its message to 40 million members across the United States. You will gain valuable work experience and expand your knowledge in the field by coordinating and participating in outreach and educational campaigns, while helping New Jerseyans. This can be a paid position or a position for school credit.

To apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY as we do not want you to submit your application via
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
 Resume
 Writing Sample (optional – but helpful!)
 Send the document to AARPNJ@AARP.ORG with subject line “OUTREACH INTERNSHIP – [Your First And Last Name]”


Responsibilities include:
 Creating and managing programs
 Design collateral materials for public education
 Support Coalition building efforts
 Volunteer Management
 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
 Developing and distributing 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

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