Community Outreach and Communications Intern

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 22, 2022
Jun 21, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in communications and community engagement? The AARP Pennsylvania Team is looking for you! AARP Pennsylvania seeks a results-oriented student with a communication, marketing, public policy, public administration, or political science background who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. This internship opportunity will provide experience in educating and informing people through community engagements and communication channels. This internship has an expected start date of summer 2022 and will go through December 2022.


  • Event and project management
  • Collaborate with staff on local policies impacting members, including writing emails and developing surveys to gather information
  • Assist with the recruitment of volunteers for community-based activities
  • Support Outreach team on legislative/community meetings
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with varied backgrounds and goals (volunteers, community leaders, partner organizations, vendors, Multicultural backgrounds)
  • Communicate AARP resources with target audiences via email, phone, social media, in-person, etc.
  • Serve as a representative of AARP at community-sponsored activities and/or virtual events


  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs & Zoom
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly range is $18 for undergraduates, $21 for graduate students, $28 for Ph.D. candidates. Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

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.