AARP Denver, CO 80202 Remote

Wish Fulfillment Intern


Wish of a Lifetime from AARP (WOL) grants wishes to people 65-plus connecting them to their passions in recognition of their special accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices. WOL helps people achieve long-held goals while also combatting the negative effects of isolation and strengthening social ties and intergenerational connections.

Are you a college student who is creative and passionate about making the world a better place? Are you interested in learning about the nonprofit sector and other grassroots movements? Our programming team is looking for you! Our team drives all wish-granting activities for WOL.

On any given day, you could be interviewing older adults, learning and writing about their stories, developing budgets, outreaching to 3rd party vendors and service providers, booking travel, soliciting in-kind donations, and carefully planning once-in-a-lifetime wish experiences! We’ll challenge you to think and work in new ways. We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development. This is a paid internship starting in June 2022 and ending in December 2022.
  • Work on and manage a caseload of 3-6 wishes
  • Call and interview seniors and nominators about their wish submissions
  • Create accurate wish budgets based on the research of transportation/travel rates
  • Schedule and coordinate all interested parties for wishes
  • Devise grammatically correct and cohesive wish reports/wish stories based on the
  • Interviews
  • Accurately write and send out approval/ denial letters and forms to recipients
  • Maintain media asset libraries including wish stories, photographs, and video
  • Coordinate and attend send-off events and celebrations when applicable
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector, either through coursework, volunteerism, or employment experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to confidently and communicate information verbally and in writing
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with information obtained in daily interactions
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs with an emphasis on MS Word, Excel, and internet research tools
  • Some volunteer experience preferred
  • 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.

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.

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.