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.
Integrated Communications is a multimedia, service-focused communications operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units.
AARP is recruiting for a summer intern to work in its publications department. This is a demanding and rewarding, paid internship. The publications department of AARP publishes AARP The Magazine, the AARP Bulletin, and AARP.org. These publications serve a vast readership of Americans over 50, who look to us for inspiration and practical help on staying healthy and financially secure.
The intern should have knowledge of the editorial process and will write short items, organize reader responses, research ideas, write summary reports, and aid editors with other tasks as needed. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and organizational skills, poise, and a strong work ethic. Interns will need to be self-starters and enterprising when it comes to looking for tasks. Seniors or graduate students in journalism, English, communications, or multimedia preferred.
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.
Required commitment is five full days per week for the summer. The intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university during the internship, but not necessarily carrying a full course load. The intern must have a 3.0 GPA (minimum) and must provide three writing samples and two letters of recommendation: one from a faculty member and one from an employer.
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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.