Communications Intern (Spring) - Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Washington, DC
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Full Time
Business Unit Description

Founded in 1975, Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C. elderly by providing free legal and limited social services to those in need - empowering, defending, and protecting vulnerable seniors. Our interns work directly with clients assisting to resolve their legal issues by helping to ensure they receive benefits to which they are entitled, can age in place in their homes and communities, receive the appropriate level of home health care, receive fair treatment by their landlords, and more. Our interns also work with residents who receive services in long-term care facilities to ensure they receive the highest quality of care.

The communications department of Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is charged with all external and internal communications about the work we do on behalf of low-income DC seniors.

Are you a communications student with solid social media skills and a strong command of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn platforms? Do you want an opportunity to develop your traditional media skills to pitch reporters and develop internal communications vehicles? Then, apply now!
We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development.


Apply Social Media and Public Relations knowledge and experience to:
  • Analyzing existing LCE social media platforms;
  • Making recommendations for increasing engagement on LCE social media channels;
  • Strategically curating social media and traditional media content;
  • Researching topics to develop and pitch to the media, and observe interaction with the reporters and interviews, and other media relations-related tasks; and
  • Assisting in developing an archiving system for LCE legislative work.

The Communications intern will work closely with and report to the Communications Manager

Currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; and be considered undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or post-doctorate student with a degree or working towards a degree in communications, public relations, or digital media.

Ability to analyze and recommend social media platform strategies and engagement practices, in particular, for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Proficient in Microsoft Excel. Ability to adapt quickly to new platforms, such as Microsoft Teams.

Demonstrated experience in working on the above-listed media platforms.

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 from college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

At AARP, the health and well-being of our candidates, employees, and members is a top priority. As a result of the COVID pandemic, all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely through the end of 2020. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees.
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.