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Wanted: A Communications Intern!

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Fall 2014 update: We are no longer looking for an intern at this time. Please continue reading our blog for future opportunities!

Those interested should  send a resume and a short paragraph about why there is interest in the position to AARP Maryland's Director of Communications, Tresa Ballard, at If you have questions, please email Ms. Ballard or call her at 410-895-7610.

Are you an undergraduate looking for some real-world internship experience in the field of traditional and digital communications (like Facebook and Twitter)? AARP Maryland is offering a paid, exciting, entry-level internship that supports the AARP Maryland Communications Team! We are a small group, so this intern will have the opportunity to execute real work, attend actual events, make a difference and develop actual hands on experience. Our summer intern will experience the communication/social aspect of initiatives of AARP at the local level by working for 16 hours per week over the summer months with staff and volunteers in the field in a variety of areas.

Projects will include:

• Supporting the update and maintenance of information for AARP volunteers, members, partners, legislators and the public;
• Supporting AARP volunteers and staff at local events, including forums, news conferences and lobby days spotlighting AARP state issues;
• Shooting, editing and sharing online videos, photo albums, etc. that foster conversations among followers using iPhone/iPad technology;
• Developing and maintaining a photo and video library of AARP images and footage to date;
• Scheduling social media posts/tweets using programs including HootSuite, Buffer, and Spredfast;
• Writing and posting blog stories to official AARP Maryland state blog using WordPress;
• Live tweeting and posting during statewide events using tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Vine;
• Writing and proofreading media releases, newsletter stories and blog posts;
• Assisting with building media lists by searching the web and scanning local newspapers for connections to our issues;
• Developing library of visual ads for use in different print and online publications over the course of 2014;
• Support for the planning and execution of other, to be determined, Communications tactics/projects

Skills needed:
• Strong writing skills with grammatical accuracy;
• Experience with project management;
• Strong familiarity with and active use of social media including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google Plus, Vine and Instagram;
• Experience conducting research online;
• Organizational skills;
• Self-driven and enthusiastic;
• Communications/Public Relations background preferred

Those interested should send a resume and a short paragraph about why there is interest in the position to AARP Maryland's Director of Communications, Tresa Ballard, at

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