Experienced Corps Intern (Immediate Start through December 2019)

Baltimore, MD
Jun 14, 2019
Jul 05, 2019
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP's 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation's vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation's many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.


AARP Foundation Experience Corps is seeking a responsible energetic, intern to join our team in Baltimore. The intern will be able to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), be collaborative, self-motivated and eager to learn and apply knowledge learned to further the Branch's recruitment and program management efforts. The person selected for this position will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs the Branch's daily operations and procedures to contribute to our efforts specifically those related to recruiting and supporting older adult volunteers.


Intern Duties and Responsibilities May Include:
  • Update and post social media content under staff supervision; respond to web correspondence, social media posts, and general emails related to recruitment, retention, and special events
  • Research and gather information on upcoming community events and other recruitment opportunities in the local area
  • Respond to phone inquiries, provide basic program information, and direct calls
  • Design and update marketing materials for recruitment and information events; create, edit and maintain presentations using Power Point, Prezi, Google Slides, ZohoShow, or other similar mediums
  • Train and assist older adults with creating and maintaining online accounts including email
  • Use cloud based software to input information, schedule appoints, and update data and records
  • Assist in staffing volunteer recruitment and retention events
  • Assist staff in managing school based volunteer corps and other team events as applicable
  • Shadow multiple office positions to gain knowledge about staff roles within the Branch


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post doctorate students.

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.

Benefits Offered

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.