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Job Title:
Community Outreach Intern I (Summer 2018)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Community Outreach
Des Moines, IA US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
Des Moines
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 Student Intern will have the opportunity to see the real world of engaging communities, empowering volunteers to be leaders and working collectively as a team.


Work closely with the Associate State Director for Community Outreach in supporting state plan activities for community presence, Life Reimagined, Regional AARP Networks and volunteer efforts.


  1. Help arrange and coordinate speaking engagements for AARP Life Reimagined Guides; assist volunteers with logistics and planning as needed; track results of their speaking engagements; provide resources and publications for volunteer activities.
  2. Assist with planning, scheduling, organizing and attending community outreach and advocacy events.
  3. Prepare public/volunteer educational materials utilizing PowerPoint, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets.
  4. Attend meetings, help prepare correspondence as well as assist in the coordination of volunteer outreach programs.
  5. Provide assistance in coordinating, scheduling, and planning training opportunities for volunteers.
  6. Assist in communicating national and state policy and activity updates to volunteers/partners in the areas for which they are responsible.
  7. Provides assistance in developing background information, gathering research, preparing educational tools which focus on AARP issues and campaigns.
  8. Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues.
  9. Assist with state office communications via social media and the web as needed.
  10. Other duties as assigned


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
  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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