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Job Title:
Community Outreach Intern (Various Locations)
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Job Function:
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Job Category:
Community Outreach
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Human Resources Group
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About AARP:

AARP is millions of members strong - with more joining every day—the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization around” according to Fortune magazine.  In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity.  Here is your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Our Culture:

It takes great people to deliver great results. To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, highly motivated and committed workforce. To attract, inspire and retain that workforce, AARP offers an environment that encourages and enables their highest achievement.

Summary Statement

Do you know how to get the attention of your peers?  Can you drive an issue on campus, in the classroom or in your social community?  Are you an expert with social media?  If so, you may be interested in building communities, both online and in-person, for one of the largest member-based non-profit organizations in the US.  Join us at AARP as a Community Outreach and Advocacy Intern and help make a difference for older Americans.


What You Will Get to Do:

As a Community Outreach and Advocacy Intern at AARP, you will be challenged to handle a variety of responsibilities from social media management to event planning to volunteer organization and interaction with our members.  You could also be writing press releases, handling media contacts, and assisting with video productions. You will be assigned critical tasks and get to see your work in action. You will get to:

  • Create a variety of communications for the office, including press releases, presentations, legislative briefings, volunteer outreach messages, and newsletters
  • Manage AARP social media accounts for member and volunteer outreach
  • Plan advocacy, volunteer and member events, including event logistics and promotion
  • Assist with planning and executing video and audio productions
  • Use your creative ideas, communication skills and social media expertise to improve AARP’s reach in the community


You Could Be Our Next Intern if You:

  • Are enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed 2 full years of coursework prior to the start of the internship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Are proficient with social media and Microsoft Office applications
  • Exhibit strong organizational and, multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written AARP will ask you to submit:
  • A completed online application
  • A copy of your most recent transcript
  • Two letters of reference

All of our intern candidates are subject to a background investigation.

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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