Photography Intern
Washington, DC 
Posted 27 days ago
Job/Internship Description

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) Group includes Membership, Content and Editorial, Customer Experience, External Relations, Brand Strategy and Strategic Communications. Across paid, earned, shared and owned channels, ICM manages AARP's reputation, drives engagement and member growth, and showcases AARP's mission and value through one, integrated voice.

The Editorial Photography team seeks a visually driven and highly organized intern to join their team. Working across multiple print 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. This internship has an anticipated start date of Summer 2024 and will go through the end of the year.


  • Support the Photo Department 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, entertainment, historic, and personal imagery) for publication, ensuring 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 eager to learn, who pays attention to detail, and who has a love for photography
  • Highly organized and self-motivated; able to multitask and work within set deadlines
  • 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 is a plus

AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

Additional Requirements

  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly range is $18 for undergraduates, $21 for graduate students, and $28 for Ph.D. candidates. 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
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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