Employer Profile: AARP, Washington, DC



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.
Fall 2017 Photo Intern 

Paid/ Internship/ Fall 2017

We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Communications & Marketing Group 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.


Must be able to multitask and work within set deadlines. This position requires knowledge of photographers and photographic styles, along with an eye for outstanding photography. This position requires strong visual, interpersonal, and negotiating skills. The Photo Intern reports to the Director of Photography. Assists in tracking and processing contracts and invoices. Assists in photo research. Works within photo assignments budgets as prescribed by Photo Director. This position is informative, coordinative, persuasive, and involves some interactions with editors, at every level, designers, photographers. This position assists the photo department in completing its gols for AARP’s success. Internship duties will include:

Assisting in building a photo library for AARP: metadata, photo archiving, organizing;

Providing photo research as needed;

Taking photography, as needed – headshots, still life, reportage, social media


Intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university — in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, or in his/her second year of graduate school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Editorial Design Intern for Publications 

Paid/ Internship/ Summer 2017 and Fall 2017

Assistant Art Director – Publications 

Paid/ Full Time

The AARP publications art department is seeking a creative, highly-motivated, fast, energetic, collaborative Assistant Art Director. We’re a tight team always looking to push the publications visually, and need someone with that spirit. This is a position for an ambitious designer who loves to explore—rejects why something can’t be done, and offers up ideas for how it can. If you put as much energy into crafting a front of book chart as you do designing a feature, you may be the perfect fit. We’re looking for someone with a natural passion to better any given project—who has a New York publications work ethic, but is ready for the slower pace of Washington, DC living. Responsibilities include designing departments and features for AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin (both print and tablet), creating infographics, charts, collaborating with our photo team and assigning illustrations.