First: June 22, 2013
Last: June 22, 2013
Colleges and major companies have Intern programs which are fantastic ways for young people to enter the work force and for companies to get to know young people who don't have work experience.
Mature adults face similar difficulties of finding positions. Instead of the empty canvas of the young adult, the eployer ses an employee with their own biases. If AARP were to work with major corporations and set up Intern programs for Mature adults, it would help the hiring managers to recognize their biases have little value. It would also provide new initial opportunities as well as learning opportunities for mature adults who might need some newer skills as way as getting theri foot in the door and bypass the "age bias" they so frequently face.
So how about when companies ask AARP to set up discount programs, or place ads in the AARP magazine, part of the agreement is for them to set up Intern programs. It would also be an opportunity for great PR, and INCREASE their credibility when they place their ads or set up their programs.
This could very well be the best benefit that AARP could provide for many of its members!