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Job Title:
Communications Intern I - Princeton, NJ
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Princeton, NJ US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
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

AARP NJ has an immediate need in its Princeton, New Jersey Office for a Communications Intern 1 to work 15 - 25 hours per week over the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 semesters (hours can be adjused each semester to accommodate class schedules).

The Communications Intern I internship encompasses a wide range of varied communications and engagement directed toward AARP’s membership base, volunteers, and the general public. This includes, but is not limited to, public relations, social media support, volunteer communications coordination, media relations, message design, organizational communication, research, event coordination support, health communication, and mass media. 

Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of how one of the largest non-profit organizations works, develops and conveys its message to its 38 million members across the United States. Interns will also gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to participate in advocacy and outreach campaigns and events and  expand their knowledge of the communication process “in the field.”


Work with the Communication Director and other staff to create press releases, letters-to-the-editor, opinion columns, brochures, and other written materials for the media, general public, community organizations, and legislators.

•Play a key role in coordinating our day-to-day social media presence.
•Manage our volunteer communications work.
•Create social and other graphics, infographics, and short format videos.
•Film and photograph events across the state.
•Assist with media outreach.
•Play a key role in maintaining an earned media log.
•Compose communication materials to be distributed to our members, to volunteers, and to the general public
•Assist with staff coordination of AARP branded items.
•Assist with outreach and education initiatives.
•Assist with important non-partisan events.
•Story collection on varying topics via in-person, phone, and email interviews.
•Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be cureently enrolled in an ungraduate program as a rising Junior or Senior; able to work 15 - 25 hours per week over the course of Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 semesters (hours can be adjusted each semester to accomodate class schedules).
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Excellent communication, organizational, writing, and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; exercise good judgement and demonstrate initiative.

Benefits Offered

Interns are classified as Non exempt and are ineligible for 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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