Communications and Outreach Intern

5 days left

Wilmington, Delaware
Jan 02, 2023
Feb 01, 2023
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 intern will work with all AARP DE outreach and communications team members, focusing on helping with events, increasing communications metrics, and supporting volunteer engagement. This internship has an anticipated start date of February 2023 and an end date of December 2023.


  • Working closely with the State Director on key task for external meeting preparation
  • Assist with research and preparation of presentations and communications
  • Additional responsibilities may include supporting the advocacy work as projects emerge
  • Attending meetings as requested, joining staff meetings weekly (virtual or in-person)
  • Applying innovative thinking and problem-solving to challenges
  • Assisting team members with developing new ideas for increasing visibility
  • Contributing to communication metrics specifically related to social media
  • Providing support to volunteers in outreach and communications activities


  • 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

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.