Campaign Outreach Social Media Intern

Washington, DC
Aug 29, 2022
Sep 16, 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 excellent writer with a strong interest in advocacy, politics, and social media? Join our Campaigns team! We drive AARP's social mission efforts through our dynamic, nationwide advocacy social media presence. You will be a part of the team that develops strategy, plans and creates content, identifies opportunities and trends, seeks and shares best practices, and tests and learns, all while engaging our members and activists to make the world a better place. If you want to learn from a great team of professionals, apply now for this incredible opportunity!

You'll gain hands-on experience managing social media accounts, creating content, working with multiple groups and stakeholders, and using data to reach our goals and expand our program. We'll challenge you to think and work in new ways at one of the largest social mission organizations in the country.


  • Draft and edit social content (Campaigns include: Voter Engagement, Prescription Drugs, Caregiving, and Financial Security)
  • Assist with editorial planning, content management and scheduling, and channel management
  • Assist with Campaigns events
  • Assist with reporting and data analysis


  • 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
  • Strong writing skills, emphasis on social media writing preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in social media and advocacy: the ideal candidate will be someone who keeps up on current events and news and loves all things social media
  • Experience with analytics and reporting is a plus
  • DC based preferred, but open to telework for the right candidate who thrives on working independently
  • 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.

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