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Job Title:
Media Sales Marketing Intern I (New York)
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New York, NY US
Business Unit:
AARP Services
New York
Business Unit Description

AARP Services, Inc.

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

ASI is a service organization managing the licensing of the AARP brand and related assets and overseeing the provider relationships that deliver products and services to the 50+ population.

ASI’s mission is to inspire new and innovative business practices, guide consumers to make informed choices, and deliver products and services that better fulfill life-stage needs

Summary Statement

Our Media Sales team is based in New York and led by a four-person management team. The departments include– sales, marketing and operations. From offices in Detroit, San Francisco, Boston, Texas, Florida, Atlanta, New England and Canada, independent sales reps sell AARP media properties. Join this productive team as a Media Sales Marketing intern in summer, 2018. 


Integrated Marketing

  • Help Marketing Manager send out and manage the quarterly call for “shows” and “tells” (case studies) in print + digital, compile ideas and suggestions from reps and present to Marketing Manager
  • Manage an RFP “cheat sheet” with answers to commonly asked questions
  • Compile regular reports of relevant or interesting native content among our competitors, using BrandTale
  • Proofread and act as a second pair of eyes for presentations and other materials before they are submitted to sales reps and clients
  • Help manage updates for general presentations that are available via an internal site for all sales reps
  • Find and pull stock images to use in presentations as needed
  • Find and pull past ads and editorial from AARP publications as needed



  • Work with Insights team to cultivate category intelligence.  Conduct internet searches for current trend data on relevant categories for use in internal materials, to educate sales reps or as background for sales requests
  • Work with Insights team to analyze survey results and compile reports for clients detailing ad performance. This helps sales reps and clients identify opportunities and challenges based on feedback from AARP members
  • Organize and consolidate shared research drive to make this resource easier to use

Events and Trade Marketing

  • Assist Associate Director with preparations for annual National Sales Meeting offsite, including welcome kits and any other projects as needed

Operations and Administration

  • Work on special projects for marketing and other departments. Complete other office tasks as needed.

Assist the Marketing Associate with managing and maintaining internal collateral site through Sharepoint, which may include posting materials online and finding/correcting broken or outdated links. 



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. 

The following skills are highly desired for this internship:

  • Expertise using Microsoft Office skills including PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Word;
  • Solid writing and proofreading  skills;
  • Solid analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Ability to pick up new technical skills quickly;
  • Basic knowledge of any programs within Adobe Creative Suite a plus;
  • Can-do attitude;
  • Must work closely with different members of the team to support a broad range of projects and activities, which require analytic, quantitative, organizational and creative skills;
  • Must be proactive and try to seek out solutions to problems individually;
  • Must have ability to prioritize and juggle a broad range of projects;
  • Must be highly responsive, clear and thorough in communications with marketing and sales teams;
  • Must be organized and ability to prioritize with attention to detail a must;

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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