Programs Intern

Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 26, 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.

The AARP Nevada State Office team is looking for a student who wants to make a difference in the community and is interested in the social impact area. You will work with the AARP Nevada staff in various areas, including multi-cultural outreach, voter engagement, fraud prevention, volunteer management, event planning, implementation, and family caregiving. This opportunity will allow you to learn and use strategic and creative thinking while interacting with a range of community agencies and partners, elected officials, volunteers, and the general public. If gaining experience while helping lead social change is what you are looking for, we need to talk. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of summer 2022 and will go through the end of the year.


  • Apply strategic and creative thinking to help develop, implement, and promote activities and programs in family caregiving, health and welfare, voter engagement, and retirement security
  • Participate in activities and events both virtually and in-person to inform and engage the community
  • Work to increase multi-cultural outreach, with an increased focus on the Hispanic/Latino community
  • Engage AARP members, elected officials and candidates, and community partners - in efforts to inform voters on election processes and voting options, candidate positions, and the importance of making their voices heard
  • Assist with volunteer engagement and management to provide meaningful opportunities and experiences
  • Engage in the communications strategies to advance these issues and the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Research policy and community issues, develop relationships with candidate campaigns - outreach targets - community partners, draft documents to support our advocacy and outreach efforts, and participate in team meetings and strategy discussions


  • 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
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to be non-partisan in all work activities, both in-office and community
  • Willing to learn AARP priority initiatives: fraud prevention, family caregiving, financial security, health, and voter engagement
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Zoom, and willingness to learn internal programs
  • 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.