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Job Title:
AARP The Magazine  Intern 1
Job ID:
12459121
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Publishing
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Int Communications & Marketing
City:
Washington
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.

Integrated Communications is a multimedia, service-focused communications operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units. 


Summary Statement

Are you interested in developing your skills as an intern with the largest social mission organization in the country? Join AARP’s publications team as an intern for our publicatons. Our magazine, AARP The Magazine is enjoyed by our 38 Million members and is the largest circulation of any magazine in the world.


Responsibilities

AARP is recruiting for a fall intern to work in its publications department. This is a demanding and rewarding, paid internship. The publications department of AARP publishes AARP The Magazine, the AARP Bulletin, and AARP.org. These publications serve a vast readership of Americans over 50, who look to us for inspiration and practical help on staying healthy and financially secure. 

The intern should have knowledge of the editorial process and will write short items, organize reader responses, research ideas, write summary reports, and aid editors with other tasks as needed. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and organizational skills, poise, and a strong work ethic. Interns will need to be self-starters and enterprising when it comes to looking for tasks.  Seniors or graduate students in journalism, English, communications, or multimedia preferred. 


Requirements

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.  Required commitment is three full days per week for one semester. The intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university during the internship, but not necessarily carrying a full course load. The intern must have a 3.0 GPA (minimum) to apply for this opportunity. 

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 2 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
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED 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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