Communications Intern

4 days left

Annapolis, Maryland
Aug 26, 2023
Sep 25, 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 undergraduate or graduate student passionate about outreach and communications that help amplify the voices of those who need help? AARP Maryland seeks an intern who can demonstrate strong communication and writing skills for traditional and social communications and wants to learn more about applying those skills to the conversation about aging. As an intern, you will gain hands-on knowledge about issues around caregiving, livable communities, fraud and scams, and many other issues affecting the 50+ population in Maryland. You will work in Maryland's state capitol, Annapolis, supporting communications and other projects in the state office. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of Fall 2023 and will go through the end of the year, possibly extending into 2024.


  • Provide social media support, help create compelling content that amplifies external releases, events, and other opportunities, and send tweets to promote content
  • Support the creation of video content, identify stock photos, conduct video research, coordinate studio, and field shoots, develop run of shows
  • Help draft internal communications content (newsletters, emails)
  • Engage volunteers in advocacy, community outreach, and communications activities
  • Deliver strong communications to volunteers to consistently keep them up-to-date on state office activities and opportunities for volunteerism
  • Support the development and implementation of impactful virtual and in-person events
  • Coordinate fairs, workshops, events, and video/teleconferences
  • Assist in maintaining the state office schedule of events


  • Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; and be considered a rising undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or post-doctorate student
  • 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 college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Proficient in using various technological tools, including cameras, microphones, lights, tablets, smartphones
  • Editing software is a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills; keen proofreading skills
  • Knowledgeable in using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok
  • Interest in social media and integrated communications
  • Keeps up on current events and news

AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

A dditional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal 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.