Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Intern

Washington, DC
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 10, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

As an AARP intern in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, you will be a part of a busy and productive national team, engaged in driving awareness about AARP to multicultural audiences (African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, LGBTQ+, disable).


  • Assist in increasing awareness and engagement among AARP multicultural audiences nationwide through partnerships, programs, and advocacy as needed;
  • Support the development of multicultural marketing research and compile recommendations regarding priority audience issues with online searches, publications, and library materials
  • Provide assistance in organizing marketing collateral, webinars, and tele-town halls
  • Assist in event management support for national partnership events and internal events
  • Provide project management support for new programs and marketing campaigns
  • Assist in updating internal communications channels
  • Provide assistance in coordinating with state offices for national and regional multicultural events for state presence


Prospective interns must be 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.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate student in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, business management, social science, or related discipline. The ability to speak Spanish or Chinese is a plus but not required. Excellent communication and writing skills are required.

Other required skills:
  • Exhibit strong organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Detailed Oriented;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media Platforms (Twitter and Facebook)


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.