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Job Title:
IT Research/Communications Intern - Undergraduate (Summer)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Information Technology
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Integrated Technology Services
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.

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is AARP's technology leader in positive social change and member value, enabling a more effective workforce and globally connecting employees, members, volunteers, partners and advocates to maximize engagement.

Summary Statement

Join AARP's Office of the Chief Information Officer as an undergraduate summer intern! This is a great opportunity for the right person to apply his/her academic training in a professional environment to develop solid work experience while learning about important issues that impact persons who are 50+. As an AARP summer intern, you will join a community of interns who are engaged in our business and you will forge lasting relationships with your peers.


AARP’s Office of the Chief Information Officer is seeking a strong undergraduate intern to join her team this summer.  This is a paid internship and it is a great opportunity for the right person to apply his/her academic training in a professional environment to develop solid work experience while learning about important issues that impact persons who are 50+. Job duties include the following:

  • Conduct internet research on topics as assigned, write blogs and articles;
  • Research and prepare award applications;
  • Prepare presentations;
  • Monitor social media and prepare relevant content;
  • Create infographics and story boards;
  • Create executive brand strategy plus execution plan

Proficiency in the following skills: are required:

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in design programs, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or Final Cut Pro;
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Graphic Design software;
  • Major in Graphics Design, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field;
  • Interest in Social Media, IT and Graphic Design;
  • Photography and video creation/editing experience, a plus;
  • Strong organizational skills, including proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and exhibit signs of being a self-starter are ideal for this role.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors. 

AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers.  This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program. 

Required Documents To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

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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