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Job Title:
Experience Corps Intern I
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Baltimore, MD US
Business Unit:
AARP Foundation
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.

AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate.  We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals.  AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.  Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US. 

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day.  Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.

Summary Statement

The AARP Experience Corps, Baltimore City Branch, currently has 250 senior-aged volunteer members who provide literacy training to over 6000 Pre-K through 3rd grade students in 29 Baltimore City Public Schools.  In order to meet its growth goals, the branch has set an aggressive goal of recruiting 40 new volunteer members for the 2018-2019 school year.

The intern will work in a fast-paced office work environment that includes dedicated recruitment, program and field staff, all working towards the branch’s recruitment goals.  The position provides an excellent opportunity to engage and interact with senior members of the community who are interested in joining the Experience Corps program, both within and outside the office setting.  In this diversity of settings, the intern will be asked to work within the framework of the federally mandated procedures for interviewing and onboarding new volunteers, while having a greater deal of autonomy in leading community outreach events and taking a lead advisory role in developing and implementing a digital and social media strategy to support the recruitment program.  Opportunity for developing data management and tracking skills. The quality and success of the internship experience will have a direct impact on the success of the branch’s recruitment and compliance goals and its ability to expand its outcome based literacy program to more schools and to children struggling to read at grade level by 3rd grade. 


Responsibilities for this internship will include and are not limited to the following: 

  • Interviewing and onboarding prospective volunteer members;
  • Communicating with prospective volunteer members in person and on the phone;
  • Representing the organization in recruitment and community visibility events;
  • Developing a digital and social media strategy to recruit new volunteer members;
  • Assisting members to manage the online AmeriCorps and Volunteer Portal, training and setting-up email accounts and contacting the help-desks.
  • Using Salesforce data management platform to enter and track events, recruitment, onboarding and field data. 


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. 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. 

  • Intern must be able to use Microsoft Office Suite or similar software;
  • Posess outstanding interpersonal written and oral communication skills;
  • Must be organized and demonatrate strong attention to details; 
  • Must be able to funcition in a fast-paced office setting and be able to pivot quickly and adapt to changes; 
  • Independent transportation is required. 

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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