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Job Title:
Community Outreach Intern I
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
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

Do you know how to get the attention of your peers?  Can you drive an issue on campus, in the classroom or in your social community?  Are you an expert with social media?  If so, you may be interested in building communities, both online and in-person, for one of the largest member-based non-profit organizations in the US.  Join us at AARP as a Community Outreach Intern and help make a difference for the 50+ in Philadelphia.


What You Will Get to Do:

As a Community Outreach Intern at AARP, you will be challenged to handle a variety of responsibilities from event planning to organizing volunteers and interacting with our members.  You could also be working with community organizations and local government. You will be assigned critical tasks and get to see your work in action. You will get to:

  • Create a variety of communications for the office including: presentations, legislative briefings, and  volunteer outreach messages
  • Plan advocacy, volunteer and member events, including event logistics and promotion
  • Use your creative ideas, communication skills and social media expertise to improve AARP’s reach in the community
  • Plan event logistics and schedules
  • Support events as a member of the on-site event team, which could include opportunities to travel and some evening and weekend work
  • Develop, conduct and analyze post-event evaluations




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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