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Job Title:
Communications Intern !
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Bismarck, ND 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

This Bismarck-based internship will provide the student an opportunity to participate in a broad range of activities and events focused on issues of importance to people 50-plus and their families in North Dakota.


The student intern will work closely with the ND State Office staff to support AARP North Dakota state plan activities.

The intern will:

• Assist with scheduling, organizing, and implementing events and activities as outlined in the North Dakota state plan;
• Support volunteers in scheduling, promoting, and implementing educational presentations;
• Assist with AARP North Dakota's social media accounts, video production, writing for the web, and drafting email communication to members;
• Prepare materials for legislators and volunteers on AARP positions on priority issues and assist with monitoring legislative committee meetings;
• Assist in keeping volunteers and members informed of organizational and legislative developments;
• Assist in preparing public/volunteer educational materials using Publisher, PowerPoint, Prezi or other electronic tools;

Our specific activities/priorities for Fall 2017 have been identified and will include work on caregiving, fraud prevention, volunteer recognition and support for Fraud Fighter and legislative volunteers.

The intern’s work will be guided and overseen by AARP staff. Tasks will be explained in advance and the intern will have access to staff for clarification and questions whenever they arise. There will be a variety of experiences provided including preparation of communications to volunteers and others regarding our legislative and educational outreach work, and development of community volunteer teams to support AARP’s work across the state.

The intern will learn different web-based tools AARP uses to communicate with its members and others, including WordPress, Sprinklr, and Convio


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.  


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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