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Job Title:
Community Engagement Intern I (LI, NY)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
New York, US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
New York
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Summary Statement

Join the New York State Office as an Enterprise Community Engagement (ECP) Intern to help engage and educate AARP members in the Long Island community about information that is relevant to them. You will collaborate as part of a team to coordinate community outreach and volunteer recruitment efforts that promote AARP's mission.



The ECP Intern for the NYC Office will assist in the following areas:

  1. Assist with the coordination and implementation of community outreach efforts for ECP and Local Advocacy pilots.
  2. Event and project management with excellent organizational skills;
  3. Assist with the recruitment of volunteers for staffing of community based activities associated with ECP and Local Advocacy pilots;
  4. Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with varied backgrounds and goals (volunteers, community leaders, partner organizations and vendors);
  5. Required to communicate through a variety of means based on the preferences of our audience and resources available (email, phone, social media, in-person, etc.);
  6. Serve as a representative of AARP at community sponsored activities;
  7. Skilled using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Social Media and online research tools.




Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or University, in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

To Apply for this Opportunity
1.     Submit a current resume in response to the specific posted job, or indicate your preferred work location (we’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories);
2.     A cover letter detailing the areas of interest to you for an internship at AARP;
3.     Two letters of recommendation or references from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work;
4.     An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (minimum GPA required of 3.0)
5.     AARP screens its employees and interns through background clearance. 
Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter & Writing Sample
1.     Adding cover letter and writing sample at time of application submission;
·Complete the on-line application by clicking the SUBMIT button at the end of the application;
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link at the top of the “MY APPLICATIONS” SCREEN;
·Separately upload each document
2.     Adding cover letter and writing samples at a later time
·Access the careers website –
·Log in with the user name/password used at the time that you applied for the internship
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link on the top right of the screen
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS and ATTACHMENTS section
·Separately upload each document

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.

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