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Government Affairs Intern (Various Locations)

AARP • Washington, DC

Posted 20 days ago

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Government - Civil Service


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About AARP:

AARP is millions of members strong - with more joining every day—the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization around” according to Fortune magazine.  In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity.  Here is your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Our Culture:

It takes great people to deliver great results. To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, highly motivated and committed workforce. To attract, inspire and retain that workforce, AARP offers an environment that encourages and enables their highest achievement.

Summary Statement

Do your career goals include work in government relations or public affairs?  Do you find yourself drawn to news sites and compelled by stories of a political bent?  Have you engaged in a movement to influence legislation?  Put your policy analysis, research and writing skills to use as a Government Affairs Graduate Intern with AARP.


What You Will Get to Do:

As a Government Affairs Intern, you will impact our priority issues – including retirement security, state sponsored private sector savings initiatives, public pensions, asset and consumer protections, and housing – through your research, knowledge of legislative issues, and passion for economic security for older Americans.  You will be assigned critical tasks and you will get to see your work in action.  You will

  • Conduct research on AARP’s priority issues
  • Analyze existing and proposed policy at the state and/or federal level
  • Evaluate key data and statistics from published research for use in AARP materials
  • Develop recommendations on advocacy issues
  • Produce articles, reports, newsletters and social media content for use by the government relations team both internally and externally


You Could Be Our Next Intern if You:

  • Are enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed 2 full years of coursework prior to the start of the internship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Are proficient with social media and Microsoft Office applications
  • Exhibit strong organizational and, multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written AARP will ask you to submit:
  • A completed online application
  • A copy of your most recent transcript
  • Two letters of reference

All of our intern candidates are subject to a background investigation.

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Job ID: 12458934
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