Photography Department Intern (Winter 2020)
Washington, DC 
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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.

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


The Editorial Photography team is seeking a visually-driven and highly organized intern to join their team. Working across multiple prints and digital AARP publications, you will contribute to an award-winning photo and design team, helping with everything from photo research to shoot production. This internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about the photograph industry, within a dynamic environment laid out to help you improve your visual literacy and further the goals of AARP.


On an average day, you will:

-Support the Photo Editor in the development and execution of photography for AARP Media.

-Assist in maintaining the photo library for AARP (photo archiving, uploading, organizing, and tracking metadata)

-Research and procure existing photography (news, celebrity, travel, conceptual, food, products, and entertainment, historic, and personal imagery) for publication. Ensures accurate credit and caption information on deadline.

-Assistance with photoshoot production (researching locations, stylists and photographers)

-Various administrative tasks (managing magazine library, prop sales, and publication’s PDF distribution)

-Photography based on skill level and interest may include still-lives, reportage, and events


Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, post-doctorate students, or continuing education programs. A portfolio should be included with your resume. The ideal candidate would be a hard worker with an eagerness to learn, who pays attention to detail and has a love for photography.

-Highly organized and self-motivated

-Able to multitask and work within set deadlines

-Polished communication skills, both written and verbal

-Knowledge of photographers and photographic styles, with an eye for outstanding photography

-Working knowledge of Photoshop and other Adobe creative suite programs.

-Experience with video, social media and publishing a plus

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.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
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