Social Media / Communications Intern 2014-2015

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The AARP New Jersey State Office, located in Princeton, NJ, has openings for 2013/2014 internship appointments! This internship involves communication initiatives directed toward AARP’s membership base, volunteers, and legislators. This includes, but is not limited to, public relations, media relations, message design, organizational communication, health communication, and mass media. You will gain first-hand knowledge of how one of the largest non-profit organizations 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.

To apply:
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 “COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP – [Your First And Last Name]”


Responsibilities include:
 Working with the Communication Director and other staff to create press releases, Op Eds, brochures, and other written materials for the media, general public, community organizations and legislators.
 Composing communication materials to be distributed to our members throughout the State of New Jersey via our databases and newsletters.
 Assisting with staff’s coordination of AARP branded items.
 Assisting with outreach and education initiatives.
 Assisting with important non-partisan events.
 Story collection on varying topics.
 Implement Social Media tactics


 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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