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Job Title:
AARP Studios Intern (Undergraduate)
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Int Communications & Marketing
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.

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. 

Summary Statement

Be warned: You will not hone your coffee-making skills at AARP Studios (but maybe coffee drinking ones.) You’ll be part of a video production team that is innovative, creative, and willing to test and learn and mentor. Oh, and we’re a friendly, inclusive group of people.

Applicants must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, exercise initiative, maintain a positive attitude, and be available to work as a part-time, year-round intern with our talented AARP Studios team at our office in Chinatown/Penn Quarter.


Our AARP Studios Undergraduate Intern will be responsible for:

  1. Directly assisting our producers, production manager and post-production supervisor on various productions;
  2. Combing blogs, news outlets, think tanks and research groups for story ideas;
  3. Researching trends in the social and video space;
  4. Researching trends in varying, diverse audiences;
  5. Monitoring social media platforms for content;
  6. Assisting multimedia producers on pre-production research and scripting, video shoots and/or editing;
  7. Aiding in analytics reporting;
  8. Aiding in formulating video distribution strategy;
  9. Aiding in the social, paid and earned promotion of AARP content;


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. 

To be successful in this intern role, it is important that you meet the following requirements; 

  • Maintain active and responsible social media profiles;
  • You are comfortable with public speaking;
  • Possess a basic understanding of the needs of video production;
  • Demonstrate strong editing and writing skills;
  • Able to manage multiple, varying tasks;
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of social media analytics and metrics;
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic that is deadline driven and highly organized;
  • Is Detail-oriented;
  • Know online audiences and the importance of various media used to communicate with them;
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of social media platforms and their strategic use;
  • Intern experience at a news/media org on the digital video or social team is highly desirable;
  • Skills in Adobe Creative Cloud and captioning software are a big plus.

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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