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Job Title:
Communications Intern I (Summer, 2018)
Job ID:
12459406
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
City:
Washington
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 State Office of DC is seeking an assertive student with excellent writing skills, communications experience and who enjoys a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment to join it's team in the Summer of 2018. The intern's work will include assisting the District of Columbia State Office with State branding through writing, editing, event planning, fielding and directing media calls, proactive media relations, developing media materials, and crisis communications.


Responsibilities

The intern will report to the District of Columbia State Director and contribute as a team member, participating in all Team meetings. The intern will be responsible for researching, interviewing, editing original and existing materials, and having direct contact with Members and direct-service providers. The intern will be responsible for researching and developing a campaign and its execution, that highlights the stories of people 50+ impacted by a select issue the District of Columbia State Office is working on in 2018. The intern will also assist with creating and maintaining the State’s Facebook page and contributing to Twitter content.


Requirements

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.   

 

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
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED 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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