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Communications Intern (Portland, Maine)
AARP | Portland, Maine
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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.


Interns will gain valuable experience and work in a team environment. They will also receive first-hand knowledge of how one of America's largest non-profit organizations, dedicated to enriching the lives of older Americans, develops and conveys its message to almost 38 million members across the nation. Here in Maine, we have 230,000 AARP members and our work spans the entire state. The expected duration of this internship is May, 2019 - December, 2019.


Interns will have the opportunity to participate in advocacy and outreach campaigns, expand their knowledge of communication processes in the field and work with our volunteers. Outreach campaigns work will include coordinating events, staffing the office RSVP line, participating in volunteer workshops and coordinating social media posts.

* compose articles for the state website
* create and coordinate social media posts
* record earned media hits using internal systems
* staff the RSVP line
* create materials for volunteer workshops
* write letters to the editor, legislative testimony and other articles for print publications
* support the advocacy and outreach programs for the Maine State Office
* create messaging for the Maine State Office social media sites
* Intern will perform other related duties, as assigned.


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.

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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