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Job Title:
Outreach Intern I
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
St. Louis, MO US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
St. Louis
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

The AARP Missouri State Office is seeking a talented undergraduate intern to join its busy team to support its work to build AARP's community presence in St. Louis, Missouri. This is a paid internship, one that provides an excellent opportunity for the right student to apply academic training in a professional environment, to develop solid work experiences while learning about important issues that impact persons who are 50+. As an AARP intern, you will join a community of interns across our enterprise who are engaged in our business and you will forge lasting relationships with your peers.


The Outreach Intern will assist with the following:

  • Developing and facilitatng  monthly volunteer meetings for ECP and Local Advocacy pilots;
  • Responding and facilitating volunteer support requests, as directed;
  • Recruiting volunteers for staffing of community based activities associated with ECP and local advocacy pilots;
  •  Community meetings, as requested, to support the local advocacy pilot;
  • Volunteer recruitment and onboarding process for the St. Louis region;
  • Serving as a representative of AARP at community sponsored activities;
  • Coordinating and implementing community outreach efforts for ECP and local advocacy pilots;
  • Coordinating  select community-based AARP events/functions.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be  undergraduate juniors or seniors.

Additional requirements:

Due to a lack of a physical office space in St. Louis, the intern is required to provide his/her own computer, phone and work space.In order to be successful in this internship, Intern must posess the following:

  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with varied backgrounds and goals (volunteers, community leaders, partner organizations and vendors);
  • Required to communicate through a variety of means based on the preferences of our audience and resources available (email, phone, social media, in-person, etc.);
  • Requires coordination with other state and national staff members;


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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