Community Outreach Intern (Charleston, West Virginia)
Charleston, WV
Job Description
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.


In this community outreach internship you will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation's largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its message to 38 million members across the United States. This internship will begin in May, 2019 and extend through the remainder of the year.This internship includes, but is not limited to, volunteer management, program development and design, the coordination of events and volunteers, and organizational communication. Interns must be able to work 25 hours per week.


The intern will assist in several ongoing projects/tasks, which include but are not limited to:

  • Researching, collecting, compiling and organizing information into a user-friendly reference guide;
  • Customizing and tailoring informational and promotional literature such as one-pagers, brochures, position papers, and newsletters;
  • Performing legislative tracking, and summarizing legislative activity into reports and articles;
  • Assisting with meeting planning and logistics, and;
  • Supporting volunteer management.


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 . 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 college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

Additional requirements:

Must possess strong organizational, time management, writing, and computer skills; the ability to plan and juggle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Familiarty with social /digital media platforms is required; HTML skills a plus.

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.

Job Type Internship