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Thought Leadership Intern



27d ago

  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You must be a proactive, adaptable student pursuing a degree in relevant field. Strong communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects, and work well with diverse populations are necessary. Social media and video editing experience is a plus.
  • You will research thought leaders, draft social media copy, stay informed on industry trends, assist with events, write reports, and provide administrative support.


  • The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered a rising undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or postdoctoral student; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship
  • Pursuing a degree in political science, economics, public policy, communications, or related fields
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, proactive attitude, and desire to seize opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including social media
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise


  • Perform a range of tasks depending on the project, research, and communications needs of Thought Leadership
  • Identify and research thought leaders across numerous industries
  • Draft social media copy based on existing Thought Leadership reports
  • Stay up to date on trending issues across industries as it relates to longevity and equity
  • Event support, including assisting in logistics surrounding global thought leadership events
  • Write, proof, or fact-check reports
  • Provide administrative support

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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.