Communications Intern (Fall, 2019)

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Employer
AARP
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Aug 20, 2019
Closes
Sep 19, 2019
Ref
12460286
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
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.

Summary

AARP Maryland is seeking a Communications Intern based in our downtown Baltimore office.

Responsibilities

As a Communications Intern, you will be asked to:
  • Monitor and improve our engagement on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Write blog posts, advertising copy and social media postings.
  • Assist with traditional media relations activities, such as media pitching, issue research, and press events.
  • Assist with drafting press releases, media advisories, and pitch letters.
  • Assist with development of advertising materials and placement of media buys.
  • Provide photography and videography support for AARP Maryland events.


Requirements

You must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; be in good academic standing; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors or rising first or second year graduate 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.

We are looking for a candidate who is digital/social media savvy and is also interested in honing their traditional communications/media relations skills with one of the nation's largest advocacy organizations. Applicant should be able to demonstrate strong writing skills for both traditional and social media as well as moderate video editing skills. Graphic design skills a plus.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft applications, as well as Facebook and Twitter is required. Experience in iMovie and Canva is desirable..

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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