Part-Time Communications Intern (June - December 2019)

Washington, DC
May 15, 2019
May 23, 2019
Part 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 Communications Intern will be embedded in AARP's Communications Strategy Group. The group develops AARP's annual communications priorities and serves as a hub for communications strategy for issues important to people 50 and older, such as Healthy Living, Caregiving, Savings & Planning and Work & Jobs. The Group develops messaging and creates and oversees the execution of multi-channel strategies to reach targeted audiences. The Communications Intern will support Strategy Directors and be exposed to all stages of the communications strategy process.


Responsibilities may include:
  • Support director-level staff in developing and executing communications strategies focusing on AARP core issues
  • Assist in managing on-going projects such as message testing, developing and updating collateral material, tracking and reporting results of communications campaigns and collecting and cataloging AARP member stories
  • Provide support in preparing for communications strategy meetings, presentations and reports
  • Fact-checking, writing and editing.


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.

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