Communications Intern

Annapolis, Maryland
May 14, 2022
Jun 13, 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.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student passionate about outreach and communications that help amplify the voices of those who need help? AARP Maryland seeks an intern who can demonstrate strong communications and writing skills for traditional and social communications and wants to learn more about applying those skills to the conversation about aging. As an intern, you will gain hands-on knowledge about issues around caregiving, livable communities, fraud and scams, and a myriad of other issues affecting the 50+ population in Maryland. You will work in Maryland's state capitol, Annapolis, supporting communications and other projects in the state office. The position will begin in spring 2022 and go through to the end of the year.


  • Provide social media support, help create compelling content that amplifies external releases, events, and other opportunities, and send tweets to promote content
  • Support the creation of video content, identify stock photos, conduct video research, coordinate studio and field shoots, and develop run of shows
  • Help draft internal communications content (newsletters, emails)
  • Engage volunteers in advocacy, community outreach, and communications activities
  • Deliver strong communications to volunteers to consistently keep them up-to-date on state office activities and opportunities for volunteerism
  • Support the development and implementation of impactful virtual and in-person events
  • Coordinate fairs, workshops, events, and video/teleconferences
  • Assist in maintaining the state office schedule of 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
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Proficient in using various technological tools, including cameras, microphones, lights, tablets, smartphones
  • Editing software skills is a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills; keen proofreading skills
  • Knowledgeable in using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok
  • Interest in social media and integrated communications
  • Keeps up on current events and news
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

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.


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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