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We're Searching for Our Next Social Media Rock Star Intern!

Caitlin Gaffney, Intern Extraordinaire

We can hardly believe the summer almost over. But alas, all good things must come to an end. We’ll remember that as we say goodbye to our wonderful, talented, and beloved social media intern Caitlin next week.

With Caitlin heading back to Providence to finish up her senior year, we’re searching for our next social media intern. Are you ready to rock our socks off with your online marketing and digital strategy skills? We want you!

Position Overview

Working out of our Pasadena office, you’ll work with our Digital Strategy Director as part of our Communications team, assisting with online marketing and social media outreach. You’ll help research and write social media and blog posts; monitor links and mentions; and compile and track metrics. You’ll learn how to use social media management and analytic tools and have input into our digital strategy. We offer flexibility based on your skills and interests, as well as your schedule.

The internship offers a $15/day stipend, plus reimbursement for mileage and parking. You’ll have real hands-on experience here – you won’t be fetching coffee or making copies. (We also promise to take you out to lunch and buy you cupcakes sometimes!) We value our interns, some of whom have gone on to work for us and many whom still visit from time to time. AARP offers a fun and interesting workplace full of opportunities to learn.

Through your internship, you’ll be connecting with AARP members, volunteers, and staff so that you can understand and help share the full story of our work in the state. Want an insider’s view of the internship? Check out Caitlin’s Tumblr post on her experience working with us.

About Us

AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization focused on helping people 50+ live their lives to the fullest. We work on issues that matter to all Californians, such as health care, housing, utilities, livable communities and caregiving. Advocacy is important to us, but we also know how to have fun. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to get a better sense of who we are!


  • Must use Facebook and Twitter, and love social media!
  • Use of other social networks is a plus, especially Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, and Tumblr
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent research and writing skills, with keen attention to details
  • Dependable, professional, and able to take direction
  • Interest in learning about issues impacting people 50+
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, preferably in Communications or Marketing
  • Available to work 10-20 hours per week at our Pasadena office


In addition to the qualifications listed above, we’re looking for someone with a sense of humor who can maintain grace under pressure. If this is you, let’s connect!

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to Ericka Lozano-Buhl or connect on Twitter @elozanobuhl.

About AARP States
AARP is active in all 50 states and Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Connect with AARP in your state.