Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Intern (Graduate Student)

Washington, DC
Jul 17, 2023
Jul 31, 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, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

As an AARP intern in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, you will be a part of a busy and productive national team engaged in driving awareness about AARP to multicultural audiences (African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, LGBTQ+, disability). This internship will begin in the Summer of 2023 with the possibility of extending additional semesters.


  • Assist in increasing awareness and engagement among AARP multicultural audiences nationwide through partnerships, programs, and advocacy as needed
  • Support the development of multicultural marketing research and compile recommendations regarding priority audience issues with online searches, publications, and library materials
  • Organizing marketing collateral, webinars, and tele-town halls
  • Assist in event management support for national partnership events and internal events
  • Provide project management support for new programs and marketing campaigns
  • Updating internal communications channels
  • Assistance in coordinating with state offices for national and regional multicultural events for state presence


  • The ideal candidate will be a graduate student in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, business management, social science, or a related discipline
  • The ability to speak Spanish or Chinese is a plus but not required
  • Exhibit strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media Platforms (Twitter and Facebook)

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

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, and $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.