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Publications Design Intern



1mo ago

  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Design
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You need to be a college student or recent graduate with Adobe Creative Suite skills, able to work independently and collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and able to work in a flexible schedule.
  • You will design layouts, create illustrations, manage digital assets, and assist with social media and digital ad creation in a fast-paced editorial design internship at AARP.


  • 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
  • In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs—especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator—is required; knowing After Effects is a plus
  • Familiarity with CPS/Censhare is a plus but not required (we will train)
  • Knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • Must be a self-starter, able to multitask and work within tight deadlines
  • Must enjoy collaborating and working as part of a team
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable communicating with outside vendors (Illustrators, photographers, etc.)
  • The schedule is flexible; the Design Team works remotely on Mondays and Fridays and in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Thursdays are often a telework day. Must be in person for at least one day a week
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • Home office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate home environment noise


  • The Editorial Design Intern will assist our busy department with a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Help to design and develop print and digital layouts for AARP The Magazine and the AARP Bulletin
  • Assist with creating and assigning illustrations for all platforms (print, social media, website, and the magazine’s app)
  • Attach text to CPS (AARP’s Content Publishing System) layouts; training provided.
  • Heavily involved in creating social media assets and digital ads
  • Enter artist contracts into our database
  • Upload imagery to the digital asset management system

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Mission & Purpose

AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering people aged 50 and older to live their best lives. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, AARP works to address key issues such as healthcare, financial security, and social connectedness. With millions of members nationwide, AARP provides resources, information, and services to help individuals navigate the challenges and opportunities of ageing while promoting dignity, independence, and quality of life for older adults.