Pima Council on Aging

Sponsor Organization

Pima Council on Aging


PCOA’s mission is to promote dignity and respect for aging, and to advocate for independence in the lives of Pima County’s older adults and their families. We are Pima County’s leading experts on aging well, advocacy, and unbiased information for older people and their families. Founded in 1967, PCOA was among the first aging services organizations in the nation. We are passionate about improving the experience of aging in our community. Over more than five decades of service to Pima County’s communities, we have developed an unparalleled network of programs and service partners for older adults. This allows us to continually find new ways to serve our community through direct services and partnerships. We strive to be inclusive, innovative, and integrated into the fabric of our community. Whether you are looking for assistance with Medicare, improving your own health or helping a loved one remain independent and safe at home, our team of professional staff and dedicated volunteers is here to help. When you reach out to us, you can trust we are giving you reliable information and have your best interests at heart

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring


At least 2 weeks before the enrollment term.

Internship Description: Unpaid

Interns are responsible for:

  • Administering phones surveys
  • Maintaining the advocacy database
  • Providing support on on-going projects as needed
  • Assisting in planning and implementing Older Arizonan's Day at the Capitol
  • Interns must be able to work 3-5 hours per week. Days and Hours are flexible, 8:30-5 PM. The term of position is ongoing, flexible at the discretion of Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator.
  • Completing research-based projects

Purpose of the internship

This intern position provides administrative support to the Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator. The Coordinator works at a federal, state, and local level with government officials to advocate for policy that helps older adults, their families, and caregivers.

Agency Minimum Qualifications

Ability to follow instructions, comfortable using the telephone, ability to work with an online database system, have an interest in public policy and advocacy

Agency Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and understanding of local, state, and federal government

How to apply

Email mbynes@pcoa.org – subject line: PCOA Internship – Send Resume and Cover Letter