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.
This position will primarily assist the AARP Texas Communications staff—as well as other members of the Austin-based and other Texas-based staff, as needed. Direct supervision will be provided by a Communications staff member, but a self-starter is desired for this position as there is a good bit of autonomy and independent judgment required. Interaction with other parts of the Association may occasionally be required.
Write and edit columns, press releases, blog entries and more for a variety of statewide and local audiences, focusing on the Association’s policy and social change issues.
Research background information for talking points and other communications needs, as needed by staff.
Interview volunteers and other outstanding Texans age 50+, and compose profiles.
Assist with social media efforts, which may include composing tweets or designing graphics.
Assist with press efforts, including pitching media, submitting events to community calendars and more.
Fulfill other duties, as needed, which may include assisting with ad buys among other tasks.
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.
Looking for a strong writer who is adaptable to a challenging but rewarding work environment.
Ideally some writing and reporting experience for a campus or other publication.
Ability to multi-task and balance multiple assignments. Be flexible, coachable and a good learner.
Pursuing a BA degree in English, Journalism, PR, advertising and related fields.
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.
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Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
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.