Communications Intern

Honolulu, Hawaii
May 21, 2022
Jun 20, 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, marketing, and community outreach? Can you tell stories on multiple platforms, identify and target audiences, pay attention to details, and work with volunteers and community partners? AARP Hawai`i is looking for you! Our team creates social media, print, and electronic communications and works to improve the lives of people as they age and help to build a better tomorrow for future generations. We'll challenge you to think and work innovatively on real-world projects. AARP is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of July or August of 2022 and will go through the end of the year.


  • Use creative skills to engage the 50+ community in the state effectively
  • Assist in communications/marketing efforts through written news releases, website blog posts, social media posts, and video news releases
  • Provide social media support, help create compelling content, manage and schedule social media posts
  • Prepare e-mail newsletter content to promote AARP Hawai`i events that fit template requirements
  • Engage volunteers in advocacy, community outreach, and communications activities
  • Assist in keeping track of and record-keeping of earned media.
  • Help facilitate virtual and in-person events and Facebook live-streaming


  • 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 deadline, manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs & Zoom
  • Excellent research and writing skills; keen proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Ability to use iMovie, Premiere, Canva and other editing software is a plus
  • Be able to write short, catchy sentences that fit in word and character counts
  • In-office with remote work possible, with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise or independently offsite

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.