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Job Title:
IT Communications Intern
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Information Technology
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Integrated Technology Services
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.

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is AARP's technology leader in positive social change and member value, enabling a more effective workforce and globally connecting employees, members, volunteers, partners and advocates to maximize engagement.

Summary Statement

AARP’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Group oversees technology initiatives and information systems that support AARP’s ability to deliver our mission.  Our Communications Intern will support internal communications campaigns and external technology-focused efforts and will be able to engage at various levels of the communication process. 


Major responsibilities of the intern include and are not limited to the following:

  • Support IT staff in developing engaging content around focus areas such as technology innovation, information security, digital transformation, and technology events;
  • Work with graphic design team, communications team and IT subject matter experts to identify strategies to best communicate departmental objectives and accomplishments;
  • Writing, proof-reading, publishing and fact-checking;
  • Support efforts to enhance Social Media communications from internal thought-leaders.


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 who have a demonstrated interest in technology, communications or journalism.  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. Our successful candidate must comfortably demonstrate the following: 

  • Strong writien and oral communications and editing skills;
  • Capable of developing effective PowerPoint presentations;
  • Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-moving atmosphere without a lot of oversight;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in your junior or senior year, with demonstrated interest in technology, communications or journalism.

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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