Community Outreach Intern (Summer)

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Mar 11, 2023
Apr 05, 2023
Full Time

Are you interested in learning how to make positive social change? AARP strengthens communities and promotes the issues that matter most to families, including health and financial security. AARP NJ needs a Community Outreach Intern to work this summer and through December 2023. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with AARP leadership, community partners, and volunteers to directly contribute to AARP NJ's local community impact strategy and work. On any given day, you could support volunteer recruitment and training efforts, create presentations and communications collateral to engage volunteers and communities and participate in virtual community stakeholder meetings and partner forums. We'll challenge you to think and work in new ways, and we are committed to your growth, continued learning, and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of Summer 2023 and will go through the rest of the year.


  • Apply innovative thinking and problem-solving to community impact work and challenges
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; contribute to data analysis, gather information, and research topics
  • Develop presentations, collateral materials, and talking points for community engagement events
  • Highly active in volunteer engagement, including recruitment, training, and supporting volunteer-led projects and programs
  • Create content and manage the distribution of a bi-weekly volunteer newsletter
  • Create content for NJ-specific online forums
  • Interact with members, volunteers, and the public, and provide logistical support at virtual and in-person AARP NJ events
  • Attend and participate in community stakeholder meetings and forums


  • Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship
  • AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers; this may include those who have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking is preferred but not required

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.