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Job Title:
PPI Healthy Living Intern  (Undergrad)
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair
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.

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.



Summary Statement

AARP’s Public Policy Institute is seeking a talented undergraduate intern to join its Health Living team this summer.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn from our leaders in healthy living. Utilize your marketing, communications, project management skills to help the team lead their enterprise-wide efforts to establish and build a healthy living framework and plan of action.

This position will help PPI implement and manage projects, write and publish marketing materials, facilitate and host convenings with our audiences including external and internal experts, policy makers, media, and community stakeholders.


Duties of our PPI Healthy Living Intern will include, and are not limited to the following:

  1. Preparing materials and plan development to more effectively reach a growing audience;
  2. Developing key interest areas in the scope of our efforts;
  3. Collaborating with individuals and teams across the Enterprise;  
  4. Assisting the managers with business plan development.  

The Healthy Living framework includes content development, partnerships and collaborations and a deeper development of healthy attributes that contribute to brain health.  Activities will include:

  1. Writing materials—including memoranda, planning documents, business assessments, and possibly external communications;
  2. Assessing the effectiveness of our efforts through quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  3. Building and develop relationships with colleagues throughout the Enterprise;  
  4. Providing innovative ideas to improve and expand our overall marketing and communications efforts. 

The intern will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Enterprise initiatives to include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Savings & Planning;
  2. Healthy Living;
  3. Long Term Services and Supports/Caregiving;
  4. Work and Jobs


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. 

This position requires someone with a high degree of organization, an ability to see the “big picture” and understand the level of detail needed to ensure success along the way. Creativity and initiative are critical for this role.

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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