Outreach and Communications Intern

New Orleans, Louisiana
Apr 10, 2023
Apr 21, 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.

Are you a results-driven and people-focused student interested in community outreach and communications? The AARP Louisiana Team is looking for you! Our team creates and executes various events and projects to improve the lives of people as they age and help to build a better tomorrow for future generations. We will guide you through organizing a community-based strategy - from setting and developing goals to sharing the story of our work - you will gain experience working on communications, community engagement, and local advocacy initiatives. You'll also have the opportunity to support our advocacy work at the State Capitol. 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 February 2023 and will go through the end of the year.


  • Work with staff and volunteers to manage special projects and events
  • Represent AARP at community events and public meetings
  • Work directly with staff and volunteers to build strong volunteer teams and identify local projects that will advance AARP's presence in targeted communities
  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues and social mission programming
  • Work with staff to write and create communications for members, the media, and the public
  • Work collaboratively with state office staff and internal AARP partners to inform an approach to community work and volunteer initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • 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.