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Community Engagement Intern

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14d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

New York

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  • You must be a graduate student in a related field, self-motivated, able to manage multiple projects, work with diverse populations, proficient in Microsoft Office, and have experience with social media and video editing. No employment visa sponsorship available.
  • You will analyze data, create presentations, and engage in community and volunteer strategies to promote policy issues and support events.

Off-cycle Internship

Marketing•New York


  • Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in volunteer and community engagement and event planning? The AARP New York 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 Summer 2024, with the possibility of extending additional semesters.


  • The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university, considered a graduate or postdoctoral student, and will remain academically enrolled throughout the internship. The candidate will pursue a degree in communications, marketing, public health, gerontology, or related fields
  • Graduate student required; preference to students enrolled in a Master of Public Administration, Public Policy, or Public Health program
  • 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
  • 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 innovative thinking and problem-solving to challenges
  • Contribute to research and data analyses and write-up of findings
  • Create visual presentations of evaluation processes and results
  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help promote policy and educational issues on family caregiving, health and welfare, and retirement security
  • Engage in community and volunteer strategies to advance these issues and the events organized as part of these efforts
  • Participate in team meetings with staff and volunteers and strategy discussions, collaborate on community and communications tactics, and engage in a support role for various remote and in-person events


Work type

Full time

Work mode



New York