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Community Outreach and Communications Intern - Oklahoma AARP

Edmond, OK • Paid


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in communications, community engagement, and outreach? AARP Oklahoma 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 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 Spring 2024 and ends at the end of the year, with the possibility of extending for additional semesters.


  • 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 with AARP Oklahoma staff in supporting state plan activities for community engagement, volunteer efforts, state and federal legislative issues, voter education, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network


  • 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 with experience in copywriting and editing

  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus

  • In-office/open office on Tuesday through Thursday, with Monday and Friday being work-at-home days

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