Legislative Interns

AARPAlbany, NY

a month ago


Job Title

Legislative Intern (Graduate Student)

Job Location

Albany, New York

Job Overview

AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, is seeking a graduate student intern to support their New York State Office in Albany. This paid internship will begin in October 2023 and end in December 2023, requiring a commitment of 25 hours per week. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to contribute to advocacy-related work and voter education.


Hourly range:

  • Undergraduates: $18
  • Graduate students: $21
  • Ph.D. candidates: $28

Please note that internships are non-exempt positions and do not include employee benefits.


  • Assist in grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts
  • Analyze policies, programs, and regulations affecting the 50+ population
  • Support the production and dissemination of correspondence
  • Represent AARP at local events and media engagements
  • Monitor legislative issues in publications and news media
  • Deliver educational and advocacy materials to relevant offices
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Must be a graduate or post-doctoral student enrolled throughout the internship
  • Self-starter who can adapt to tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with video editing and multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

We're excited for you to apply!

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Political Science And Government26%

  • Law13%

  • Economics7%

  • International Relations And National Security Studies4%

  • Psychology3%

  • 246 other majors45%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of Justice
  • Federal Judiciary
  • US Department Of State
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Albany, NY | $3,634/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,652

  • Miscellaneous$935

  • Food$468

  • Utilities$294

  • Transportation$285


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