AARP Alabama: Advocacy Communications and Grassroots Intern

Jul 20, 2023

Posted: July 20, 2023

AARP Alabama team seeks an Advocacy Communications & Grassroots Intern to join our energetic team to assist with advocacy communications, grassroots, and volunteer engagement focused on key issues such as caregiving, financial security, high-speed internet, and more. This paid internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week starting in August/September 2023 and ending in December 2023, possibly extending into 2024.

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.


Plan and execute statewide grassroots advocacy activities. This includes developing, recruiting, maintaining, and implementing a volunteer leadership program, developing and implementing grassroots campaign plans

  • Provide social media support, help create compelling content that amplifies external releases, events, and other opportunities, and send tweets to promote content
  • Support the creation of video content, identify stock photos, conduct video research, coordinate studio, and field shoots, develop run of shows
  • Engage volunteers in advocacy, community outreach, and communications activities
  • Deliver strong communications to volunteers to consistently keep them up to date on state office activities and opportunities for volunteerism
  • Coordinate workshops, events, and video/teleconferences


The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered a rising undergraduate junior or senior, graduate student, or post-doctoral student; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship and pursuing a degree in communications, public policy, marketing, or related fields

  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, computer, and social media skills required
  • Highly organized orientation and time management skills required
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects, work independently with minimum direction, and work as a member or leader of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced, time-sensitive matters with internal and external constituents
  • Ability to utilize available technology to perform position responsibilities

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly range is $18 for undergraduates, $21 for graduate students, $28 for Ph.D. candidates. Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

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