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Job Title:
Media Relations Intern (Undergraduate)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Int Communications & Marketing
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

AARP’s Media Relations & Outreach team is seeking a strong year-round intern.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skill-set and expand your knowledge base about the work and mission of AARP, the largest social mission organization in the country. Bring your enthusiasam, your passion and your strong work ethic to succeed in this role!


Responsibilities of the intern will include and are not limited to the following:

  1. Build, update and maintain media lists;
  2. Research new reporter/blogger contacts to increase positive media coverage;
  3. Assist with drafting content and news releases;
  4. Help staff media events;
  5. Help support Media Relations’ Twitter account and blog;
  6. Work with Media Relations Analyst on data for analytics reports;
  7. Provide additional media relations support as needed.


  1. Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as Cision or other similar platforms;

  2. Ability to work independently or with a team as directed;

  3. Excellent written and verbal skills;

  4. Strong attention to details;

  5. Major in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Political Science preferred;

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. 

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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