Digital Communications Intern

AARP Oregon

Description:AARP Oregon is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization focused on helping people 50+ live their best lives. We have over half a million members in Oregon and we work on issues that matter to all Oregonians, such as health care, housing, financial security, livable communities, and caregiving. Last year, we launched “You’ve Earned a Say,” (YEaS) a national conversation to take the debate about the future of Social Security and Medicare out from behind closed doors in Washington and help amplify the voices of everyday Americans on these important topics. This year we are continuing our YEaS outreach and are ramping up for a multi-year financial security campaign, an educational program on frauds and scams, and livable community issues.

The Digital Communications Intern will provide support to AARP Oregon’s communications department by assisting with coordinating media outreach opportunities and strengthening the organization’s web and social media presence.

This is an opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate student with course completion in public relations, marketing, social media, advertising, journalism and/or communications, to provide support for our state office’s efforts on major campaigns.

Develop and enhance AARP Oregon’s social media presence that will increase member engagement •

Assist with news releases and blog postings •

Help develop innovative and interactive ways to engage our members •

Assist in the planning and promotion of various campaigns •

Monitor web content •

Work with program staff and volunteers to gather meaningful stories that promote our volunteers, programs and services. •

Research and update statewide media list, including sites to post content and activities of state office •

Assist in the development of systems to track and analyze media exposure, including development of a web archive. •

Create draft press releases, community announcements and blog posts •

Other duties as assigned.

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Salary:$15 per hour

Application Instructions: 

The application: please send a cover letter, current resume and 3 references including at least one academic reference. Send all to: