Advocacy and Grassroots Intern 2014-2015Bookmark This
AARP New Jersey
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The AARP New Jersey State Office, located in Princeton, NJ, has openings for 2014/2015 internship appointments! AARP Advocacy and Grassroots Interns are provided legislative education in both state and federal political spheres and gain first-hand knowledge of the New Jersey state legislature. Our advocacy work for the 50+ population gives interns exposure to real-world applications.
At the AARP NJSO, interns play a vital role in the development of advocacy and outreach campaigns. They learn firsthand how one of the largest non-profit organizations, dedicated to enriching the lives of older Americans, works, develops, and conveys its social impact message to 40+ million members.
This can be a paid position or a position for school credit.
To apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, as we do not want you to be submitting 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 “ADVOCACY/GRASSROOTS INTERNSHIP – [Your First And Last Name]”
Monitoring and researching legislative activities
Attending legislative hearings
Meeting with state/federal officials
Conducting research regarding legislative issues
Assisting with planning and implementing grassroots organization tactics and legislative advocacy activities
Working with advocacy staff and grassroots volunteers in all multicultural markets
Producing materials in relation to legislative activities, the media, and the public
Assisting with important non-partisan events.
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