Communications Intern (Fall, 2019)

Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2019
Oct 10, 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 AARP State Office of DC is seeking an assertive student with excellent writing skills, communications experience and who enjoys a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment to join its. The intern's work will include assisting the District of Columbia State Office with State branding through writing, editing, event planning, fielding and directing media calls, proactive media relations, developing media materials, and crisis communications. The intern must be available to work 25 hours per week, September, 2019 through December, 2019.

The intern will report to the District of Columbia State Director and contribute as a team member, participating in all Team meetings. The intern will be responsible for researching, interviewing, editing original and existing materials, and having direct contact with Members and direct-service providers. The intern will be responsible for researching and developing a campaign and its execution, that highlights the stories of people 50+ impacted by a select issue the District of Columbia State Office is working on in 2018. The intern will also assist with creating and maintaining the State's Facebook page and contributing to Twitter content.

Sample specific projects and duties include:
  • Prepare and assist communications for all State-led engagements.
  • Develop Caregiving promotions targeting Veterans and Millennial Caregivers, respectively.
  • Provide E-newsletter content - that fits template requirement & links to AARP DC blog.
  • Create and schedule social media posts - pre-event/during/post content.
  • Work with Assistant State Director- Communications to identify posts for paid promotion.
  • Manage Facebook Live during events.
  • Create at least 3 original videos with content that supports work outlined in state plan.
  • Draft 3 blog posts (1/month) for the AARP DC blog.
  • Create and schedule fun social media posts for each month - connected to the enterprise themes.

Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a degree 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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