Communications and Outreach Intern

Boise, Idaho
May 12, 2022
Jun 11, 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.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

AARP Idaho seeks a results-oriented student with communication, marketing, public policy, public administration, or political science background who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing skills, event planning experience, and a good understanding of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This internship opportunity will provide experience in attracting and informing people through community engagements and communication channels. This internship has an expected start date of spring and will go through December 2022.


  • Use creative skills to engage the 50+ community in the state effectively
  • Research, plan & execute community events and engage in other forms of community outreach
  • Help facilitate virtual events using a variety of virtual platforms
  • Enhance event participation by helping with marketing and promotion of events through social media channels and other platforms to "Tell the Story" about AARP Idaho's work
  • Seek innovative ideas and opportunities to reach out to the Hispanic/Latino community 50 years and older, military veterans, and rural communities


  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.


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.