Creative Publications Intern (AARP)

August 03, 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Creative Publications Intern

Job ID: 12459575

Job Function: Intern

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Job Category: Publishing

Location: Washington, DC US

Business Unit: Intern Communications & Marketing

City: Washington, DC

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.

Integrated Communications is a multimedia, service-focused communications operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units. 

Summary Statement

Are you a design student with solid Adobe Creative Suite skills, who is creative and passionate and results driven?  Our Publications Design team is looking for you!  Our team drives the design for AARP The Magazine (the largest circulation of any magazine in the world), the AARP Bulletin, numerous books and our Girlfriend website. If you want to learn from a great team of professionals, apply now for this opportunity.


The intern will assist our very busy publications design department with a variety of tasks, including print and tablet layouts, and special projects like submitting design award entries and updating layouts for our wall. Duties will include and are not limited to the following:   

  • Print and tablet layouts;  
  • Special projects like submitting design award entries and updating layouts for our wall; 
  • Other duties as assigned


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors.  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.  

We are seeking a self-motivated intern who is able to communicate (verbally and written), is collaborative, and who has design experience that is relevant to publication design.  Knowledge of Indesign and DPS is a plus.

To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position 

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS 
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

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.