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Job Title:
Community Outreach Intern (St. Louis, MO)
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Program Administration
St. Louis, MO US
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States & Community Engagement
St. Louis
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The Community, State and National Affairs (CSNA) team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSNA drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice—at the federal, state, local levels and community levels—on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment. 

With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do best…meet the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.  

Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP’s national office in Washington, DC. This reach—from community to state to federal – enables CSNA to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow…their life – their way.  

Summary Statement

Do you know how to get the attention of your peers?  Can you drive an issue on campus, in the classroom or in your social community?  Are you an expert with social media?  If so, you may be interested in building communities, both online and in-person, for one of the largest member-based non-profit organizations in the US.  Join us at AARP as a Community Outreach  Intern and help make a difference for older Americans. You will be challenged to handle a variety of responsibilities from social media management to event planning to organizing volunteers and interacting with our members. 


The AARP Missouri State Office is seeking a talented undergraduate intern to join its busy team to support its work to build AARP's community presence in Springfield, MO. This is a paid internship, one that provides an excellent opportunity for the right student to apply academic training in a professional environment, to develop solid work experiences while learning about important issues that impact persons who are 50+. As an AARP intern, you will join a community of interns across our enterprise who are engaged in our business and you will forge lasting relationships with your peers. Duties for this internship will include:

  • Assisting with the development and facilitation of monthly volunteer meetings for ECP and Local Advocacy pilots;
  • Responding and facilitating volunteer support requests, as directed;
  • Assisting with the recruitment of volunteers for staffing of community based activities associated with ECP and local advocacy pilots;
  • Attending community meetings, as requested, to support the local advocacy pilot;
  • Assisting in the management of a volunteer recruitment and onboarding process for the St. Louis region;
  • Serving as a representative of AARP at community sponsored activities;
  • Assisting witht the coordination and implementation of community outreach efforts for ECP and local advocacy pilots;
  • Assiting with the coordination of select community-based AARP events/functions.

Due to a lack of a physical office, the intern is required to provide his/her own computer, phone and work space.In order to be successful in this internship, Intern must posess the following:

  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with varied backgrounds and goals (volunteers, community leaders, partner organizations and vendors);
  • Required to communicate through a variety of means based on the preferences of our audience and resources available (email, phone, social media, in-person, etc.);
  • Requires coordination with other state and national staff members;
  • Position will assist with the development and management of a fast growing volunteer corps which will enhance our local offerings and physical/virtual presence in the community.


Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or University, in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, or in their second year of graduate school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0

To Apply for this Opportunity
1.     Submit a current resume in response to the specific posted job, or indicate your preferred work location (we’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories);
2.     A cover letter detailing the areas of interest to you for an internship at AARP;
3.     Two letters of recommendation or references from a college or university professor/instructor and a manager who is familiar with your work;
4.     An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (minimum GPA required of 3.0)
5.     AARP screens its employees and interns through background clearance and drug testing. 
Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter & Writing Sample
1.     Adding cover letter and writing sample at time of application submission;
·Complete the on-line application by clicking the SUBMIT button at the end of the application;
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link at the top of the “MY APPLICATIONS” SCREEN;
·Separately upload each document
2.     Adding cover letter and writing samples at a later time
·Access the careers website –
·Log in with the user name/password used at the time that you applied for the internship
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link on the top right of the screen
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS and ATTACHMENTS section
·Separately upload each document

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions ineligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity.

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