Communications and Outreach Intern

Boise, Idaho
Nov 19, 2022
Dec 08, 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 Idaho 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. The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing skills, event planning experience, and a good understanding of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Zoom, and Instagram. This internship opportunity will provide experience in attracting and informing people through community engagements and communication channels and has an anticipated start date of January 2023, with an option to continue for additional semesters.


  • Apply creative, strategic, and analytical skills to engage and promote policy issues important to Idaho's 50+ community
  • Engage in the research, development, and communication strategies to advance AARP issues and support AARP events as part of these efforts
  • Help facilitate virtual events using a variety of virtual platforms.
  • Research policy issues, draft documents to support advocacy efforts, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in communication tactics, and engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events
  • Seek innovative ideas and opportunities to reach out to the Hispanic/Latino community 50 years and older, military veterans, and rural communities


  • 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 and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

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.

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.

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.