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Communications and Outreach Intern (Fall)

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1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a self-starting college student pursuing a degree in communications or related field, skilled at managing projects and deadlines, and comfortable working with diverse populations. Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must, and familiarity with video editing and social media platforms is a plus. Preference for students in the Kanawha Valley.
  • You will support policy issue promotions, engage in communications strategies, research, participate in team meetings, collaborate on tactics, and assist in event execution for West Virginia residents and stakeholders.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in community outreach and event planning? The AARP West Virginia Team is looking for you! Our team creates and executes various events and projects to improve people's lives as they age and help build a better tomorrow for future generations. 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 Fall 2024, with the possibility of extending additional semesters.


  • The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered a rising undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or post-doctoral student; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship and pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or related fields.
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable 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
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Preference will be given to students physically located in the Kanawha Valley

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy issues on family caregiving, broadband, fraud prevention, and financial security
  • Engage in communications strategies and tactics to advance these issues and the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Research policy issues, participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in communications tactics, and engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events
  • Support State staff and volunteers with the execution of events, virtual meetings, written and oral communications, social media, and other skills necessary to engage West Virginia residents and stakeholders effectively


Work type

Full time

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