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Job Title:
Communications Intern I
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Philadelphia, PA US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
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

Now that you’ve studied  Communications, how would you feel about hands-on exposure to leveraging one of the best-known brands in the US? Join us at AARP as a Communications Intern and help make a difference for the 50+ in Philadelphia.


What You Will Get to Do:


As a Communications Intern at AARP, you will have the opportunity to join our team of professionals working on major campaigns, to engage our 38 million members and potential members.  You will be assigned critical tasks and get to see your work in action.  As an AARP  Communications intern you will:


  • Provide communications support for national and local advocacy campaigns, and community outreach initiatives.   
  • Communicate with media and the general public, using traditional media platforms and digital media channels.
  • Create content for state office webpage, social media sites, e-newsletters
  • Prepare and distribute news releases
  • Communicate with state volunteers  through Customer Relationship Management software



You Could Be Our Next Intern if You:


  • Are enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed 2 full years of coursework prior to the start of the internship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Are proficient with Microsoft Office applications and social media
  • Exhibit strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written


    AARP Will Ask You to Submit:


  • A completed online application
  • A copy of your most recent transcript
  • Two letters of reference


All of our intern candidates are subject to a background investigation.

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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