Communications Intern

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Washington, DC
Aug 21, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors 60+, providing free legal and social work services to those in need - empowering, defending, protecting, and helping more than 6,000 clients each year in many areas of civil law.

The communications department of Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) seeks a well-organized individual with a demonstrated interest, and preferably with practical experience, who knows how to use traditional and social media to build audiences and brand awareness. You will apply your skills to a mission that believes in equal access to justice for all.

LCE is a proud affiliate of AARP. For more than 45 years, LCE has provided free legal and social work services to low-income DC residents 60 and older. We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development. This internship has an anticipated start date of July 2021 and an end date of December 2021.


On an average day, you will tackle a variety of assignments:
• Supporting the Communications Manager in developing, writing, and executing pitches to the media with an understanding of what is newsworthy
• Helping to prepare staff for interviews by preparing talking points and background information
• Drafting and editing social content and internal newsletter
• Assisting with editorial planning, social media content management and scheduling, and channel management
• Assisting in managing ongoing projects such as developing and updating collateral material, creating presentations, creating videos and social media graphics, tracking and reporting results of communications and social campaigns, and collecting and cataloging LCE client stories and photos
• Building and updating media influencer lists

Interns must currently be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered rising undergraduate seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship.

LCE/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 enrolled in a continuing education program.

Must be proficient in the following:
• Strong writing, speaking, and editing skills
• Strong sense of what makes a newsworthy reporter pitch
• Strong skills managing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube platforms
• Strong knowledge of video shooting and editing on video editing platforms (preferably Adobe Premiere, iMovie, and Animoto)
• Strong graphic creating abilities
• Capable of developing effective PowerPoint presentations.

Additional requirements: Microsoft Office, Excel, online research tools
Compensation and Benefits

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
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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