Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Summer Community Outreach and Engagement Internship with AARP

 Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.



Are you a creative, driven, resourceful, and self-motivated individual? AARP Enterprise Award Strategy team seeks an intern with excellent writing skills, communications experience, and someone who enjoys a multi-tasking environment. The internship will provide a wide range of communication, marketing, and community engagement experiences along with learning opportunities.


As an intern with the Enterprise Award Strategy team, you will be:

  • Apply strategic and creative thinking
  • Contribute to finding resources and content that will help increase community engagement
  • Create an environmental social media scan of Purpose Prize semi-finalists to report to the ICM team at AARP. This includes researching various social channels and created a document with sample posts for each assigned applicant

Responsibilities include:

Community Engagement
  • Assisting the AARP Purpose Prize team with developing content, posting, and monitoring engagement in the Purpose Prize alumni community platform
  • Sourcing, writing/editing content for the AARP Monthly Alumni Newsletter
  • Updating the partner list and source potential new partners to promote the AARP Purpose Award
  • Drafting an inventory of Purpose Prize assets available for promotion and create a directory for the assets used for future cycles
  • Assist with the design of Inspire Award promotional materials
  • Developing an outreach/promotional plan for the Inspire Award
Product Development
  • Collecting assets needed to develop a jury book for the 2022 award cycle
  • Editing the 2022 jury book
  • Developing polls and surveys as needed using Survey Monkey
  • Updating website content

Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship.

AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. This may include those who have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program.

Compensation and Benefits

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.

Apply on the AARP website: 

AARP - Community Outreach and Engagement Intern (Summer)