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Fall 2017: AARP - Communications Intern

Sep 6, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

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.


Summary Statement


The AARP Virginia State Office is looking for a strong undergraduate intern to join its communications team.


Responsibilities


The intern will be directed by the Associate State Director for communication and will provide communications support for state and federal advocacy campaigns, voter education, anti-hunger and other local initiatives.  In this role, the intern will help staff communicate with AARP members, media and the public, focusing on digital media channels. You will develop content for the state office webpage, social media sites, member emails and e-newsletters, prepare and distribute news releases and make media calls.


Requirements


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors.  

Proficiency with social media (including Facebook and Twitter) is required.  Experience with platforms such as Hootsuite and Spredfast are helpful.  Experience with WordPress preferred.  Experience conducting research, editing photos and writing press releases a plus.  Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and PowerPoint. Interest in aging, communications/public relations and political issues helpful.

 

To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8


Benefits Offered


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.

APPLY: http://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/1318553/Communications-Intern-I/