Campaign Outreach Social Media Intern

Washington, DC
Jan 24, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time

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. This is a paid internship with a start date of January/February 2023 and will go through the end of the year.


This position will focus on social media support. Duties will include:
  • 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


  • Prospective interns must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate or post-doctoral students; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship.
  • AARP also considers non-traditional interns 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.
  • 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 a plus
  • DC-based preferred, but open to telework for the right candidate who thrives on working independently

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

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.

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