Community Outreach Internship 2014-2015Bookmark This
AARP New Jersey
101 Rockingham Row
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 internships.com)
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 “OUTREACH INTERNSHIP – [Your First And Last Name]”
Creating and managing programs
Design collateral materials for public education
Support Coalition building efforts
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