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.
The Digital & Social Media Intern will assist the Public Policy Institute (PPI) with its digital and social media activities. The individual will help to maintain and develop one of AARP’s unique data tools and be a key member of the team charged with sharing AARP’s policy solutions and content through social communications tools.
Responsibilities also include:
Helping to create event social media toolkits, working with other social media team members and with supervision - includes creating sample tweets before/during/after events, creating/researching.
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 internship requires someone with a high degree of comfort working with and updating websites. Training will be provided to learn platform-specific applications and job-specific requirements; as such, the candidate must be adaptive to learning and applying new skills.
This position also requires someone who is familiar with and uses social media. Preference given to someone with high degree of familiarity with existing social media platforms, such as Twitter;
The successful candidate is very organized, focuses on details (very important skill set for this position), able to juggle multiple projects, able to work in teams but also function independently. Writing skills for social and website postings are necessary for this position so candidates will be asked to demonstrate writing competency;
The candidates should have familiarity with all programs in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with social media platforms such as Twitter, Sprinklr, WordPress is highly desired.
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Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
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.