Public Policy Intern (Immediate Start)

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 05

Position description

AARP's Policy, Research and International (“PRI”) team is looking for an intern to support the communications and other projects in the office of the Chief Public Policy Officer. This position reports to the Director, Communications Integration for PRI and will work with a team of communications and policy professionals.


Specifically, the intern will contribute to PRI’s integration and communications efforts across six departments. Primary duties will include: 

  • Supporting the development of content (blogs, articles, speeches, talking points, visual presentations) on issues related to aging in the U.S. and globally, and the impact on and opportunities related to retirement savings, the workforce, community living, and health, among other areas. Includes drafting content, tracking content development pipeline, cataloging content by issues area, and performing research for content development.
  • Preparing briefing materials for speaking engagements.
  • Tracking team workplans and the PRI content pipeline. 
  • Setting up and supporting team and group meetings, as well as supporting external events.
  • Special projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized; have excellent written and verbal communications skills; and enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.

About AARP

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.

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post doctorate students.   

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.  

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