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Job Title:
Event Planning Intern (Various Locations)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Events Management
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

Are you the go-to person for planning trips, social gatherings and coordinating clubs? social gatherings, planning trips, coordinating clubs?  Are you detail-oriented and high-energy?  Join AARP as an Event Planning Intern and put your skills and passion to work for one of the best-known brands in the US.


What You Will Get to Do:

As an Event Planning Intern, you will play a role in many of the events we are planning and/or executing. You will be assigned critical tasks and you will get to see your work in action before, during and after our events.

Your projects will span communications, brand management, marketing and operations and you will:

  • Conduct pre-event research, including competing events, venue selection, marketing options and participant profiles
  • Create event collateral
  • Promote events by developing and executing a social media strategy
  • Plan event logistics and schedules
  • Support events as a member of the on-site event team, which could include opportunities to travel and some evening and weekend work
  • Develop, conduct and analyze post-event evaluations


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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