AARP Communications and Research Intern Salary in the United States

How much does a Communications and Research Intern make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Communications and Research Intern at companies like AARP in the United States is $68,372 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $59,123 and $77,621. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does a Communications and Research 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 Community, State and National Affairs (CSNA) team is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSNA drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice—at the federal, state, local levels and community levels—on issues important to them such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment. 

With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do best…meet the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.

Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP’s national office in Washington, DC. This reach—from community to state to federal – enables CSNA to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow…their life – their way.

Summary

In this internship, you will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation’s largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its message to 38 million members across the United States. This is a paid Summer Internship.

Responsibilities

This internship includes, but is not limited to research, drafting communications and other duties as assigned. As an intern, you will gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to participate in and expand your knowledge of the communication process.

  • Work closely with the staff in the Core Office of the Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, to support the EVP with timely research analysis and briefings.
  • Prepare materials utilizing PowerPoint, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Gather research and compile information on a variety of topics. This could include online searches, reviewing publications and accessing library materials.
  • Composing communication materials and supporting EVP’s speechwriter with background research
  • Maintain confidentiality of all AARP’s internal information
  • Assist in research to support EVP’s social media usage
Requirements

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.

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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$59,123
$77,621
$68,372
The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Communications and Research Intern in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $59,123 to $77,621 with an average total cash compensation of $68,372. 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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