Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Communications/Social Media Internship with AARP

The Intern will work under the general supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications and/or his or her designee. The Communications/Social Media Intern supports the team on several key strategies and tactics.

Specific duties of the Communications/Social Media Intern may include:

  • Writing and executing content for digital and social media channels, including Website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, YouTube, E-mails
  • Monitoring and helping to build a digital and social community
  • Planning and executing volunteer/service opportunities
  • Participating in weekly meetings and brainstorming sessions to guide content strategy development
  • Managing meeting logistics and community events
  • Maintaining status sheets
  • Participating in the development of timelines and production plans
  • Assisting in the development of reports or PowerPoint presentations


As part of the team of 3 to 5 interns, AARP Foundation is looking for 1 with a graphic design and/or video background and capabilities working with Adobe Creative Suite. 

Additional duties for these interns may include: Design and layout of digital materials such as infographics, visual social media content, event materials, etc.  Intern must have the ability to be self-directed, but respond positively to constructive feedback.

  • Interest in youth lead & volunteer engagement involving older people
  • Strong writing skills
  • Creative problem solving/analytical skills
  • Ability to see projects through from start to finish
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Can adapt to constantly changing demands
  • Passion for ideas, and our mission
  • Interest in intergenerational engagement
  • Ability to coordinate and be a member of cross-functional teams
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong work ethic and dedication to results
  • Enrolled and actively pursuing bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Word press, YouTube and Instagram

Previous internship experience preferred.  Apply here.