Community Outreach Intern I

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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.


In this community outreach internship you will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation's largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its message to 38 million members across the United States. This internship will begin in the Summer 2018 and extend through the 2 school year.


This internship includes, but is not limited to, volunteer management, program development and design, the coordination of events and volunteers, and organizational communication. It also involves communication initiatives directed toward AARP's membership base, volunteers, and legislators which includes public relations, media relations, message design, health communication, and mass media.

As an intern, you will gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to participate in advocacy and outreach campaigns and expand your knowledge of the communication process.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design collateral materials for public education
  • Work with the Communication Director and other staff to create press releases, Op Eds, brochures, and other written materials for the media, general public, community organizations and legislators.
  • Compose communication materials to be distributed to our members
  • Prepare materials to be distributed at events, such as flyers and outreach material
  • Oversee the event registration process from crafting messaging, invitations, capturing RSVPs and conducting follow-up communications


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:
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • The ability to work with a team to plan, and execute all logistical items necessary to execute a well-organized events
  • Working with a team to coordinate staffing and volunteer requirements
  • Proficient in word , power point and excel

    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.