AARP Washington, DC 20003 Remote

Communications Intern

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 Bullet

The AARP State Office of DC is seeking an assertive student with excellent writing skills and communications experience who enjoys a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment to join its team. The intern's work will include assisting the District of Columbia State Office with State branding through writing, editing, social media campaigns, event planning, fielding and directing media calls, proactive media relations, developing media materials, and crisis communications. The intern must be available to work 25 hours per week between May and December 2022. In addition, the intern must be available to work on-site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and remotely Mondays and Fridays.

  • Prepare and assist communications for all State-led engagements
  • Develop Caregiving promotions targeting Veterans and Millennial Caregivers, respectively
  • Provide E-newsletter content – that fits template requirements & links to the AARP DC blog while drafting one blog post every month
  • Create and schedule social media posts – pre-event/during/post content
  • Work with Assistant State Director- Communications to identify posts for paid promotion
  • Manage Facebook Live during events
  • Create at least three original videos with content that supports the work outlined in the state plan
  • Create and schedule fun social media posts for each month – connected to the enterprise themes
  • 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 be a self-starter and adaptable with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Compensation and Benefits
The hourly range is $18 for undergraduates, $21 for graduate students, $28 for Ph.D. candidates. Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

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.

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.