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Job Title:
CSN Campaign Outreach Intern I
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Advocacy/Government Affairs
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.  

Summary Statement

AARP's Campaign Outreach team is looking for a social media intern who is a star producer to join its team. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to the efforts of the department while developing your business skills as an intern for the largest social mission organization in the country.



The Campaign Outreach Social Media Intern I will provide assistance to the Campaign Outreach team, focusing on social media support Duties will include the followi: 

  • Draft and edit blog posts, tweets, and Facebook posts. (Campaigns include: Caregiving, Financial Security, Fraud Watch Network, Health Care, and Utilities).
  • Create and optimize graphics and photos for social media promotion.
  • Monitor and engage with social audiences on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist onsite at Campaigns events in DC, as necessary.



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.   

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. 

The following are education requirements for this internship:

  • College or University curriculum must include study in communication and/or public relations, and politics or advocacy.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP.
  • Superb organizational and communication skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Experience using Photoshop, Publisher, Canva, or other graphic tools.
  • Individuals should be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Applicant should be able to demonstrate writing skills, with course work in communication, news and feature writing, or social media networks.
  • The applicant must have the ability to work under tight deadlines at times and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

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 3 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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