AARP Advocacy Intern Salary in the United States

How much does a Advocacy Intern make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Advocacy Intern at companies like AARP in the United States is $118,099 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $103,999 and $132,199. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does a Advocacy Intern do at companies like AARP?

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.


The AARP Georgia State Office, located in Midtown Atlanta, is seeking a paid, undergraduate-level intern 20-25 hours per week to assist with advocacy efforts January-December 2020. This is a tremendous opportunity in a small but fast-paced office to gain firsthand experience with lobbying of elected officials, events planning, and advocacy strategy. This position will report to the Advocacy Manager and have frequent interactions with other Georgia State Office staff and volunteers. Opportunity offers free parking, networking opportunities, flexible work hours, and a business casual workplace.  

  • Assist with planning advocacy, fraud, and community events
  • Assist with weekly newsletter content and design
  • Assist with outreach to elected officials and community stakeholders
  • Prepare materials related to AARP’s multi-state campaigns by utilizing PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, and Excel.
  • Gather research and compile information and recommendations regarding advocacy issues, fraud projects, and diversity initiatives. This could include online searches, reviewing publications, and accessing library materials.
  • Provide additional events assistance to include event support, presentations, and event preparation activities.

Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a degree 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.

Additional requirements:

Must possess superior organizational skills, ability to problem solve and multi-task, and complete long range projects. Must have a strong interest in government and the governing process, specifically the legislature/city governments and the passage of bills and/or ordinances. Proficiency in Microsoft office required, events planning experience a plus.

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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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Advocacy Intern in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $103,999 to $132,199 with an average total cash compensation of $118,099. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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