Communications Intern (Summer-Fall)

Anchorage, Alaska
May 14, 2022
Jul 01, 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.

Are you a creative social media whiz looking for a paid internship? We're looking for you! AARP Alaska is seeking a social media intern starting in the summer and running through December 2022 with further extensions possible if you remain a student. You can help shape this internship based on your skills and interests. Do you love helping teach people how to use social media? Maybe you'd like to help develop and deliver social media training to volunteers and staff. Do you love creating custom animation and motion graphics? Create away!


  • Create fun, interesting, and engaging short videos for use on social media
  • Assist in developing and sustaining a strong social media presence that is focused on sharing relevant information and timely messaging for members in Alaska
  • Develop and maintain a positive, two-way, interactive dialog on various social media channels to drive engagements
  • Create and update posts, profiles, and pages for Facebook and Twitter through the Sprinklr marketing platform - posts to be scheduled to run several times per week
  • Track the growth and impact of social media channels and suggest action steps to increase influence, relevance, and growth
  • Assist with the development and execution of paid social media advertising campaigns designed to increase impact and relevance across social media channels
  • Create content and posts to the Alaska blog pages using an interface platform similar to WordPress
  • Responsible for serving as an "AARP brand steward" by protecting the AARP brand and its reputation through the responsible use of social media, learning AARP's mission, culture, history, and projects with a special emphasis on understanding AARP membership and the 50+


  • 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
  • Must love social media and be proficient in Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience with other social media/blog interface tools is a huge plus
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficiency in the use of various technological tools, including cameras, microphones, lights, tablets, smartphones, and editing software, is a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills, with keen proofreading skills
  • Undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student
  • Available to work 15-30 hours per week
  • The internship will require someone dependable, professional, efficient, able to juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks, as well as handle working on deadlines, sometimes on short notice
  • 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.