Age-Friendly Livable Communities Intern

Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 26, 2023
Jul 14, 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.

Are you an aspiring change agent interested in creating more livable communities for people of all ages living in urban, suburban, and/or rural communities? If you are a mission-driven student in a built environment field (city planning, urban design, community, economic development, etc.), we want you to join the AARP Georgia Team! With a focus on community and volunteer engagement, you'll assist with mobilizing and guiding communities into the Age-Friendly Network's assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation processes. Our team creates and promotes diverse livability events and projects to adopt policies and programs that make neighborhoods more walkable and offer transit options and access to key amenities, services, and opportunities. We'll challenge you to be an innovative change agent trying to solve real community issues. AARP is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of July 2023 and will go through the end of the year.


  • Assist in enrolling municipalities into Age-Friendly Network and promote Livable Communities Initiative to volunteers, civic leaders, government, and elected officials
  • Assist Age-Friendly Network Communities with the assessment, planning, and evaluation processes to maintain designation and membership status
  • Assist in events planning, coordinating, and hosting educational workshops with volunteers and community partners
  • Conduct research and write content for livability action plans and reports
  • Assist with designing visuals and writing content to support projects, events, workshops, and promotional efforts (event fliers, online images, articles, etc.)
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues
  • Track and upload advocacy and non-advocacy livability wins and activities into Dashboard
  • Organize and attend meetings in the coordination of community outreach programs
  • Provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Assist with managing virtual production and technology execution on several platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom)


  • 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 & Zoom
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • 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.