AARP is seeking applicants for its Multicultural Markets and Engagement 2013 Summer Scholars Program
The Summer Scholars Program is designed to provide minority undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to enhance their academic experiences with real life work experience. This ten-week program commences in June at AARP Headquarters in Washington, DC, and places students in departments throughout the AARP organization, including: finance, marketing, communication, event planning, research and membership. Participating students work closely with an AARP executive/mentor who will share their professional knowledge and expertise in the field. Students work on ongoing and special projects designed to improve thier business skills and increase their knowledge of AARP. Students selected for the program will receive a stipend and have the opportunity to meet and network withone another during weekly intern events.
Who should apply?
Minority applicants (Hispanic, African American, Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander) who are currently enrolled in a University or College (Undergraduate or Graduate), with a 3.00 grade point average or higher. Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 20 hours of academic credits. Applicants must also have familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint). Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents.
How to apply:
Contact W. Watson-Florence at email: firstname.lastname@example.org for application documents.
Program dates: June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013
If selected students must commit to working 30 hours per week for the 10 week duration
When is the deadline?
The application packet must be received by March 31, 2013.
How much is the stipend?
Interns receive a stipend of $18.00 an hour. Interns will not be eligible for employee benefits.
Housing and Transportation:
Interns are responsible for arranging their transportation to the Washington, DC area, as well as locating and funding their own housing. While the department of Multicultural Markets and Engagement does not officially endorse any particular housing company, as a courtesy we will provide information on area dormitories used by previous scholars.
What are the basic skill sets required?
Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Office software (Word, Assess, Excel, Power Point); have experience with web research and have good oral communication and writing skills.