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Communications and Engagement Intern

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13d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a self-starting college student or recent graduate with strong communication skills, adaptability, ability to manage multiple projects, and collaborate with diverse populations. Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office and video editing is a plus.
  • You'll support policy issues through strategic communications, event promotion, content creation, research, and community engagement at AARP.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in communications, community engagement, and outreach? AARP Oregon is looking for you! Our team is working to improve people's lives as they age and to help build a better tomorrow for future generations. We seek a student with a communications, public policy, or social sciences background, excellent writing and communications skills, and some experience supporting and coordinating events and projects. We'll challenge you to think and work innovatively on real-world projects. AARP is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of Summer 2024 and ends at the end of the year, with the possibility of extending for additional semesters.


  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable, with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues on topics such as family caregiving, financial security, and livable communities
  • Engage in communications strategies to advance these issues and the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Develop content and outreach materials to support event promotion and enhance volunteer engagement and community engagement
  • Research policy issues, draft documents to support our advocacy and outreach efforts, support event and project coordination, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in communications tactics, and support community outreach events and projects


Work type

Full time

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