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  1. 1. Internship Opportunities at AARP Summer 2007 PLEASE NOTE: All Summer internships at AARP are part-time or full-time paid positions, starting in June and going through August or early September All positions require knowledge of MS Office programs, good writing skills, internet research skills, and ability to work as part of a team. Students may apply for any of these internships by e-mailing their resumes to Applications for positions outside of Washington, DC are limited to students in the geographic area where the internship is located. Location Position # Office Nature of Internship Qualifications Washington, DC FDN-01 AARP Foundation Assist in the development of Graduate student in Integration a comprehensive communications, public communications plan for the relations, or journalism. AARP Foundation, focusing Demonstrated writing on corporate communication, skills. public relations, and communication project management. Develop and track project plans, prepare articles for AARP and external publications, track news clippings related to the Foundation, research and compile information on Foundation issues. Washington, DC ASI-02 AARP Services Conduct competitive analysis Undergraduate or Privileges for AARP member-centric graduate student in products and brands; marketing, business, research product providers; merchandising, retail, or assist in planning and business development. executing new products; various analytical and review tasks. Washington, DC ASI-03 AARP Services Assist staff with event and Undergraduate student in Sponsorships and exhibitor services for business, marketing, Exhibits Life@50+ Member Event. event management. Pre-plan events, assist with Strong verbal and written exhibitor recruitment and communication skills. service, help with exhibitor Ability to travel to Boston registration and management in early September. at the event, staff exhibit floor Spanish language skills a logistics. Manage exhibitor plus. database and mailing lists. Washington, DC CEO-04 Office of the CEO Research internal and Undergraduate student in external queries to CEO, draft business, communication, responses, and follow up with management preferred. staff accountability; serve as Good analytical and liaison to various internal writing skills. constituencies on behalf of Confidentiality agreement the CEO; work with Executive required. Communications in drafting responses from the CEO; assist with preparation of materials for Board meetings and responding to requests from Board members; help coordinate meetings of the AARP Executive Team. Washington, DC CEO-05 Policy & Strategy – Assist staff with reviewing Graduate student in
  2. 2. Office of Policy association policy to ensure public policy, health Integration diversity and inclusion policy, or sociology. strategies. Assist with Strong research, writing, research on views and and analytical skills. perspectives of various segments of the population on key policy isses in economic security, health, and consumer protection. Lakewood, CA CFO-06 Treasury Operations Assist with gathering Graduate or Center research, benchmarking undergraduate student in analyses, project finance or business. management, and strategic planning. Support direct mail marketing tests, projects related to member recruitment campaigns, relationships with service providers, and other financial/ budgetary support. Washington, DC COO-07 Office of Social Assist three issue teams Undergraduate or Impact (health, economic security, graduate student in public and lovable communities) in policy, economics, the development of international relations, operational plans, the political science, social conduct of planning and sciences, or business. strategy meetings, and reporting of accomplishments on operational plans. Washington, DC ICS-08 Public Outreach Assist staff with event Undergraduate student in planning, onsite logistics of event planning, public events, planning for management, marketing, AARP participation in events social sciences, or planned by others, and gerontology. Experience maintaining databases of in database management. speakers, opinion leaders, and partner organizations. Washington, DC ICS-09 Online Publications Work with editorial production Undergraduate or staff to steer print content to graduate students in online publications. Provide communications or quality assurance and testing journalism. for new content on online Demonstrated writing publication sites. Contribute ability. Comfortable with new online content ideas. internet publishing Research best practices in environment using both online content. PC and Mac. Spanish language skills a plus. Washington, DC ICS-10 AARP Bulletin Work with editors and writers Undergraduate or to provide information for graduate student in stories. Help copy editor with journalism, editing. Conduct online communications, or research. Receive and English. Demonstrated evaluate member writing ability. contributions. Washington, DC IT-11 IT Engineering and Monitor, track, and report Undergraduate or Assurance critical IT infrastructure and graduate students in system metrics. Data entry computer science, and management for software computer engineering, or asset management. Develop related IT field. documentation for system Knowledge of software processes. Assist in software development process quality assurance and preferred.
  3. 3. functional and performance testing. Washington, DC MBR-12 National Member Assist research project Graduate student in Research, managers with project social sciences. Knowledge execution. Conduct data Knowledge of market Management checks, analyze data using research and statistical SPSS and other software software (preferably with programs, prepare syntheses multivariate analysis of research data and write skills). reports on various topics. Washington, DC MBR-13 State Member Contribute to research and Graduate student in the Research, data analysis tasks, including social sciences. Strong Knowledge survey design, number- research and analytical Management checking, data analysis, skills, including SPSS, report preparation and research methodology editing, and preparation of and scaling and presentations. Scan and measurement. synthesize existing internal Demonstrated writing and external research on skills. knowledge management and prepare summaries for staff. Washington, DC MBR-14 Member Experience/ Assist staff with member Undergraduate or Member Data and recruitment and retention graduate student in Strategic Services activities. Support direct mail, marketing or business. online, and alternative member acquisition efforts, document acquisition processes and procedures, and analyze and evaluate activity for clients. Washington, DC SNI-15 Strategic Advocacy Work with advocacy staff at Undergraduate or Information national and state offices to graduate student in manage AARP issue political science, campaigns. Manage communication, or electronic communications, gerontology. Excellent draft articles for newsletter, online research skills. track media coverage of advocacy campaigns, draft briefing materials for state staff. Washington, DC SNI-16 Health Promotion, Research and prepare data Graduate or Outreach and Service that track health promotion undergraduate student in resources and dissemination Exercise Science, Health and state activities on health Studies, Health and behaviors; read and Fitness Management, summarize scientific and Health Promotion, Public popular literature on health Health, or related field. promotion issues; analyze Computer research skills; web page and e-newsletter knowledge of effective statistics and make health promotion. recommendations; identify topic and content for consumer fact sheets. Washington, DC SNI-18 State Affairs Health Assist staff with research and Graduate or Team writing focused on health care undergraduate student in reform issues that are part of health policy, public the Divided We Fail health administration, campaign. Create policy public policy or briefs, training materials for gerontology. Research staff and volunteers, and experience using the track and update information Internet and databases on state health care reform such as Lexis Nexis.
  4. 4. proposals. Phoenix, AZ ST-19 AARP Arizona Assist staff with advocacy Undergraduate or issues surrounding consumer graduate student in affairs and health political science, care/prescription drugs. communications, policy, Prepare legislative issue gerontology, or social background papers and issue sciences. Fluent in summaries, develop monthly Spanish. legislative updates, and research issues of importance to AARP. Little Rock, AK ST-20 AARP Arkansas Assist the communications Undergraduate or staff with projects related to graduate student in state Divided We Fail communications, campaign. Assist with journalism, media implementation of AARP relations, or social Financial Security Program. sciences. Strong writing Assist staff with skills and experience with communications volunteer web site maintenance training, media relations, and and use of MS Publisher diversity outreach and Photoshop. Washington, DC ST-21 AARP District of Conduct outreach, education, Undergraduate student in Columbia and training of AARP social sciences, social members in Washington, DC work, gerontology, or on issues such as identify related areas. Ability to theft, health care, and conduct telephone economic security; conduct interviews. Some travel research to advance long- in Washington, DC is term care campaign; work required. with volunteers to collect stories from older people about health and financial security. Springfield, IL ST-23 AARP Illinois Research issues related to Graduate student in AARP Illinois legislative political science, lay, agenda and prepare research public policy. Ability to summaries for staff use. conduct research and Assist staff with grassroots assist with grassroots lobbying efforts, advocacy. forums/symposia, and other legislative work. Des Moines, IA ST-24 AARP Iowa Support the Divided We Fail Undergraduate student in campaign for the Iowa public relations, caucuses by reaching out to communications or members and candidates gerontology. about AARP issues. Boston, MA ST-25 AARP Massachusetts Assist state communications Undergraduate student in staff on media projects public relations, related to Life@50+ member communications, event. Prepare public journalism, or marketing. information materials, assist Knowledge of with research for media public/media relations; targeting, research and write demonstrated writing short news items, capture ability. real life stories related to key issues. Boston, MA ST-26 AARP Massachusetts Assist with volunteer Undergraduate student in recruitment, training, and human resource management for the management, social Life@50+ member event. work, gerontology, or
  5. 5. Help assess skills and management information interests of potential systems. Experience with volunteers and place database management. volunteers in positions. Event management Manage volunteer data bases experience helpful. and records of assignments. St. Paul. MN ST-27 AARP Minnesota Assist with coordination of Undergraduate or “Pathways to Kinship Care,” graduate student in social an event to provide resources science, political science, for family members and gerontology, social work, grandparents raising family or communications. children. Assist with special Experience working with events, health fairs, volunteer diverse populations. recognitions, and volunteer engagement activities. Jackson, MS ST-28 AARP Mississippi Intern needed to support Undergraduate or state plan communications graduate student in strategy, focusing on the journalism, 2007 elections, livable communications, English, communities, the Walking or law. Program, Friendly Nursing Home Visitors Program, and Volunteer Engagement. Kansas City, MO ST-29 AARP Missouri Assist with the Undergraduate or implementation and graduate student in management of the Missouri communications, Speakers Bureau. Assist journalism, business, or communications, advocacy, management. Journalism and outreach staff with or communication Divided We Fail campaign. experience preferred. Work on development of 50th anniversary activities. Las Vegas, NV ST-30 AARP Nevada Communications intern will Undergraduate student in assist in writing press communications, public materials, coordinate events, relations, or journalism. draft internal communications Demonstrated writing materials, track earned skills. media, and identify media opportunities. Manchester, NH ST-31 AARP New Intern will help organize Undergraduate student in Hampshire Divided We Fail and political science, presidential primary events government, including candidate and issue communication, forums and outreach on gerontology, or social health care and financial sciences. Excellent oral security issues. Manage and written projects, help plan and staff communication skills. events, develop public information materials, and communicate with members. New York, NY ST-32 AARP New York Support communication staff Undergraduate or by researching, writing, and graduate student in checking facts for short news communications, public items; assisting in planning relations, or journalism. special events; updating state Demonstrated writing web page, writing feature ability and course work in articles on volunteers for news and feature writing. newsletter; placing stories Computer skills in Word, with media across the state, Publisher, Adobe. and monitoring media Submission of writing coverage. samples required. Raleigh, NC ST-33 AARP North Carolina Assist staff with development Graduate student in
  6. 6. and implementation of social sciences, Healthy Behavior programs gerontology, or social such as walking, brain health, work. Ability to travel and wise use of medications. throughout North Assist with mobility website Carolina. and projects under Livable Communities. Assist with Mature Workforce Speaker’s Bureau. Portland, OR ST-34 AARP Oregon Conduct story-gathering and Undergraduate or editing around state health graduate student in public and long-term care, relations, government consumer protection, and affairs, gerontology, or economic security social services. campaigns. Identify and Demonstrated writing recruit sources for such skills. stories, track information gathered, conduct follow-up on story information, and prepare stories for use by staff. Philadelphia, PA ST-35 AARP Pennsylvania Assist staff with research on Undergraduate or state-level aging issues, help graduate student in develop member and communications, policy, volunteer materials, assist political science, with event planning, conduct gerontology, social media outreach, and assist sciences, or social work. with volunteer and member Excellent analytical skills. recruitment. Columbia, SC ST-36 AARP South Carolina Support state-level Divided Graduate student in We Fail campaign by political science, social assisting with candidate science, gerontology, or forums, working with social work. Ability to campaign team to implement work well with diverse volunteer training and audiences and engagement, organize town collaborate with other hall meetings, monitor organizations. activities of state legislature. Salt Lake City, ST-37 AARP Utah Assist with the planning, Undergraduate or UT coordination, and graduate student in implementation of the AARP sociology, gerontology, or Utah Mobility conference. communications. Assist staff in providing education, outreach, advocacy and service to members in Utah. Madison, WI ST-38 AARP Wisconsin Support advocacy staff on Graduate student in issues of importance to the public policy, law, 50+ population, particularly gerontology, or the social health care reform. Assist sciences. Basic level of with planning health care knowledge about health reform events statewide, care reform policy issues conduct legislative research and the Wisconsin on health care and Medicaid legislative process. reform proposals, support political action and grassroots organizing activities, provide support for media relations, news conferences and special events.