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Job Title:
Multicultural Leadership Graduate Intern
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Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Comm, State & National Affairs
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.

The Community, State and National Affairs (CSNA) team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSNA drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice—at the federal, state, local levels and community levels—on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment. 

With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do best…meet the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.  

Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP’s national office in Washington, DC. This reach—from community to state to federal – enables CSNA to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow…their life – their way.  

In Multicultural Leadership (MCL), we’re focused on increasing awareness of AARP among multicultural audiences nationally and locally and engaging them in programs, activities and membership. We’re telling the AARP story in a culturally relevant way that benefits and enhances the quality of life for 50+ multicultural America. But that’s not all. We’re focused on embedding multiculturalism into all we do at AARP—that means adapting the AARP experience so it aligns with multicultural audiences.

Summary Statement

Would you like to develop your career as a summer intern? Join AARP as a Graduate intern for its Multicultural Leadership team. You will contribute to this very busy and productive team whose central focus is to engage and drive awareness about AARP to multicultural audiences, while learning about key areas that impact persons who are 50+. 


As an AARP intern inMulticultural Leadership, you will be a part of a busy and productive team, engaged in driving awareness about AARP to multicultural audiences.  Duties will include, and are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in increasing awareness of AARP among multicultural audiences nation-wide through partnerships and programs. 
  • Gather multicultural marketing research and compile recommendations regarding priority audience issues with online searches, publications, and library materials.
  • Provide assistance in organizing marketing collateral.
  • Assist in event management support for national partnership events and internal events
  • Provide project management support for new programs and marketing campaigns.
  • Assist in updating internal communications channels.
  • Provide assistance in coordinating with state offices for national and regional multicultural events for state presence.


The ideal candidate will be a graduate student pursuing a degree in marketing, communications or business management.   Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Exhibit strong organizational and, multi-tasking skills;
  • Detailed Oriented;
  • Fluent in written Spanish a plus;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media Platforms (Twitter and Facebook)

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. 

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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