Community Outreach Intern

Job Type

Part Time




United States


Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


AARP's Kansas State Office, located in Wichita, Kansas is seeking a strong, collaborative undergraduate intern to join its busy team as a paid, year-round intern.  If you are an organized, collaborative, dependable intern who enjoys coordinating events, this is a great internship for you to develop your skills while learning about AARP and the incredible work we are doing to benefit our members.  Apply now for immediate consideration. 


In this role, you will have the opportunity to see the real world of advocating for change, empowering volunteers to be leaders, and working collectively as a team. Specifically you will:

  • Work with the Associate State Director for Community Outreach and the State Director in supporting state plan activities including volunteer recruitment, community engagement and member events;
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and compile information on AARP priority issues;
  • Help arrange and coordinate speaking engagements, assist volunteers with logistics and planning as needed; track results of their speaking engagements; compile and send a regular email update to volunteers;
  • Assist with state office communications via social media and the web. Prepare blogs for the web page and posts for Facebook and Twitter;
  • Work closely with AARP staff and volunteers in providing support for State Plan events and;
  • Assist with event planning and management.

Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university and have accumulated at least 60 undergraduate credit hours.  AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

In order to be successful in this role you should be able to:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of issues; gather information and research topics; practice developing presentations and talking points;
  • Assist in volunteer coordination and have a major role in assigning and coordinating work with volunteers. You will be heavily engaged with volunteers involved at AARP events and interacting with members and public at public forums;
  • Interact with volunteers across Kansas and potential sites for speaking engagements and have interactions with individuals that may be seeking information on AARP;
Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree