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Communications Intern (NY, NY)

AARP – New York, NY

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 worlds largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


The New York State Office of AARP is looking for an undergraduate intern with the energy, drive, skill set and ability to pick things up quickly to help change the dialogue on some of the most important issues to the most powerful voting demographic in the state and nation: the 50+.


Throughout your internship, you will be connecting with members, volunteers, and staff so that you can understand and help share the full story of our work across New York State. You may be asked to shoot video and take photos at events; interview people with stories to share; and research and write media advisories, blogs, and social media posts. This internship is highly customizable depending on you and your creativity.


You will be expected to have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Facebook and Twitter. In addition, experience with any or all of the following software/applications is highly desirable: Creating and editing videos, YouTube, WordPress, Instagram, Buffer, Spredfast, or Hootsuite.

You must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; have an interest in learning about issues impacting people 50+; possess excellent organizational and communications skills; and be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in our Manhattan office.

Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; be in good academic standing; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors

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.

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