Community Outreach Intern

Sioux Falls - South Dakota (SD), 57103


Job Description:

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.


This position will assist AARP South Dakota State Director and AARP South Dakota Community Outreach Director with support to help achieve social impact goals at the state and local levels. Activities will include a combination of event, outreach, and administrative duties such as grassroots communications, presentations, events, meetings, research, and writing. In addition, the position includes special event and media relations responsibilities.


Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing materials utilizing PowerPoint, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Gathering research and compiling information on a variety of topics related to livable communities. This could include online searches, reviewing publications, handling databases, and accessing library materials.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all AARP’s internal

The internship will support the following tasks:

1. Assist Staff Lead and Livable Communities Stakeholder group with implementing identified priority activities.

2. Assist Staff Lead in development and coordination of statewide network of Fraud Watch Network activities.

3. Learn AARP systems like the Volunteer Portal, AARP issues, and culture based on the Enterprise Plan.

4. Perform a variety of administrative tasks including events planning, local advocacy, and volunteer engagement.

5. Support collaboration with community organizations and partners to ensure partnership agreements are accomplished.


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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