Communications-Advocacy Intern, AARP Iowa

Assist AARP Iowa Advocacy and Communications directors with communications support to help achieve our social impact goals at the state level. Activities will include a combination of lobbying and editorial duties such as bill tracking, grassroots communications including creating targeted e-alerts, updating the state web page, social media postings, research, writing and fact checking for campaign communications. In addition, the position includes special event and media relations responsibilities.This position requires someone with a high degree of organization, ability to see the big picture and understand the level of detail needed to ensure success along the way.

Position complexity, interaction & impact

Independent thought and initiative is desired, at the same time this position operates at the direction of the staff supervisor/s, and requires on-going review of work in order to maintain quality control and ensure the best learning environment possible.

This position is key to AARP Iowa being able to communicate at peak levels with our key audiences including internal-national, and state level volunteers, legislators, opinion leaders, media and members.

Desired Education, Work Experience and competencies

A second semester Junior or Senior majoring in either Communications/Journalism/Political Science/Social Media or a combination of those subject areas is most desired. The candidates should have familiarity with all programs in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, as well as video and photography skills plus capability and experience on social media network platforms including Word Press, Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Position is paid and 10-20 hours per week for spring semester. Please send email of interest and resume to Ann Black, ablack@aarp.org by Jan. 26. Questions: email or call Ann Black, 515.697.1003.

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