Communications Intern

Baltimore, MD
Nov 25, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
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.

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student passionate about outreach and communications that helps amplify the voices of those who need help? AARP Maryland seeks an intern who can demonstrate strong communications and writing skills for traditional and social communications and wants to learn more about applying those skills to the conversation about aging.

As an intern, you will gain hands on knowledge about issues around caregiving, livable communities, fraud and scams, and a myriad of other issues affecting the 50 + population in Maryland.

You will work in Maryland's state capitol, Annapolis, supporting communications and other projects in the state office.

You will apply analytical and creative thinking to help with communications, events, and social media activities with and for people 50-plus and their families. The duration of this internship can be up to a year.

This position reports to the State Director but will interact more closely with the Communications and Outreach team members, a team of talented professionals.

External Communications:
Provide social media support, create compelling content to amplify external releases, events, and other opportunities, work with other social media team members and send tweets to promote content.
  • Support the creation of video content, including working with Communications/Outreach Directors to identify stock photos, conduct video research, coordinate studio and field shoots, help to develop run of shows, display an overall curiosity of how effective storytelling and public policy drives social change.
  • Support the development and implementation of impactful virtual and in-person events.

Internal Communications:
  • Help draft internal communications content (newsletters, emails,) which is key to helping the MD State Office effectively communicate with its volunteers, lead volunteers, potential volunteers, and members of AARP.


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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