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Job Title:
Communications Intern I (Summer 2018)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Boston, MA US
Business Unit:
States & Community Engagement
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.

Summary Statement

AARP Massachusetts is seeking an undergraduate Communications Intern to support it's busy Boston office a minimum of 10 hours per week this summer.


  • Complete and e-distribute daily news tracking.
  • Update media lists. 
  • Help prepare and send out press releases and calendar items to radio, TV, daily and weekly newspapers.
  • Shoot video at volunteer events, then edit and produce; finished product will be posted to our state website and pushed out on social media channels.
  • Help schedule and post news and local discount events to AARP Massachusetts’ social media sites
  • Track and input earned and paid media hits
  • Capture volunteer stories on all AARP Massachusetts programs, like caregiving, fraud watch, homefit, advocacy, etc.


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.  

Additional Requirements:

  • Attention to detail, excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter requiring minimum level of supervision
  • Interest in issues affecting the lives of people over 50, including housing, financial security, guardianship, caregiving, fuel assistance, health care, and safe driving preferred.
  • Journalisim, Communications, or related majors prefered but not 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

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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