Multicultural Leadership Intern (Graduate Student)

Washington, DC
Oct 10, 2019
Nov 08, 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.

The Community, State and National Affairs (CSNA) team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSNA drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice-at the federal, state, local levels and community levels-on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment.

With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.

Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP's national office in Washington, DC. This reach-from community to state to federal - enables CSNA to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow...their life - their way.


As an AARP intern in Multicultural Leadership, 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, LGBT).

  • Assist in increasing awareness and engagement among AARP multicultural LGBT 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.
  • Provide assistance in 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.
  • Assist in updating internal communications channels.
  • Provide 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 related discipline. Ability to speak Spanish or Chinese is a plus but not required. Excellent communication and writing skills required. Other required skills:
  • Exhibit strong organizational and, multi-tasking skills;
  • Detailed Oriented;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media Platforms (Twitter and Facebook)

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.