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Job Title:
Community Engagement Intern I
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
New York, NY US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
New York
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

As a New York State Office Community Engagement  Intern you will help engage and educate AARP members in the Long Island community about information that is relevant to them. You will collaborate as part of a team to coordinate community outreach and volunteer recruitment efforts that promote AARP's mission.


The Community Engagement Intern for the New York State Office will assist in the following areas:

  1. Assist with the coordination and implementation of community outreach efforts for ECP and Local Advocacy pilots.
  2. Event and project management with excellent organizational skills;
  3. Assist with the recruitment of volunteers for staffing of community based activities associated with ECP and Local Advocacy pilots;
  4. Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with varied backgrounds and goals (volunteers, community leaders, partner organizations and vendors);
  5. Required to communicate through a variety of means based on the preferences of our audience and resources available (email, phone, social media, in-person, etc.);
  6. Serve as a representative of AARP at community sponsored activities;
  7. Skilled using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Social Media and online research tools.


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 junior or senior.

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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