Community Engagement Intern

Washington, DC
Jan 31, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

AARP Foundation serves vulnerable people 50 and older by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials. For 57 years, we have aided America's poor and isolated seniors. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. We're tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness - fostering resilience, strengthening communities, and restoring hope. Operating at the intersection of collaboration, innovation, legal advocacy, and grantmaking, we bring together industry, government, activists, and volunteers to forge practical approaches that pair brainpower with some serious willpower.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren't reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower adults age 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America's most vulnerable children. The program is a triple win for students, volunteers, and schools.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is seeking a creative, motivated, and energetic intern in Washington, DC. The position will work across the program with the Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager to create, edit and manage digital content to engage our nationwide community of staff, volunteers, and strategic partners. Candidates should possess an interest and familiarity with communications, marketing, web and digital content management, and nonprofit management. This will be an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain experience in a fast-paced, innovative nonprofit environment. Internship start and end dates are flexible.


  • Create, edit, and manage digital communications and learning content on our online platforms (WordPress, Vimeo, AWS, Hightail, Google, Sharepoint, Litmos, etc.)
  • Create, edit, and manage network communications, including weekly updates and quarterly email newsletters
  • Assist in the drafting and developing collateral designed to promote the program's mission and resources nationally and locally
  • Assist in strategizing for and managing a volunteer story bank
  • Assist in the planning and production of volunteer workshop webinars and the annual national meeting
  • Assist in organizing the task force for volunteer engagement, recruitment, recognition, and retention
  • Draft or proofread documents intended for external publication and internal distribution to our network of staff and volunteers
  • Format communications and other materials such as slide decks, letters, web pages, emails, etc., consistent with AARP and AARP Foundation branding guidelines in support of various projects and events across the headquarters teams

What you will experience:
  • Practical experience with current digital communications and marketing practices
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful nonprofit professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and organization meetings
  • Gain familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 collaboration tools and document storage


  • Studying communications, marketing, nonprofit management, or a related field
  • Experience in creating, editing, and managing digital content across web-based platforms
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and meet deadlines without loss of quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team, implement collaborative projects, and think creatively
  • Ability to interact with people of different backgrounds

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

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.

If you want to learn from a great team of professionals, apply now for this incredible opportunity! We will challenge you to think and work in new ways. We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development.


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.