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Job Title:
Programs Research Intern (Various Locations)
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Washington, DC US
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Human Resources Group
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About AARP:

AARP is millions of members strong - with more joining 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 is your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Our Culture:

It takes great people to deliver great results. To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, highly motivated and committed workforce. To attract, inspire and retain that workforce, AARP offers an environment that encourages and enables their highest achievement.

Summary Statement

Do you have exceptional writing and research skills?  Do you like to dig into academic projects and find the root source for information online?  Are you often not satisfied with simply explanations?  How often do you find yourself on Wikipedia and   In this role, you will see your reseach used in speeches, publications and social media campaigns by joining AARP as a Programs Research Intern. 


What You Will Get to Do:

As a Programs Research Intern at AARP, your work will be integral in providing primary and secondary research for AARPS’s key program areas.  You will be assigned critical tasks and get to see your work in action. You will get to:

  • Gather research on AARP’s key issues through publication reviews and online research
  • Conduct interviews with members and partners to support our primary campaigns
  • Develop and/or execute a plan for launching specific programs
  • Write speeches for our executives
  • Contribute to key AARP publications, including print, online and social media


You Could Be Our Next Intern if You:

  • Are enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed 2 full years of coursework prior to the start of the internship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Are proficient with social media and Microsoft Office applications
  • Exhibit strong organizational and, multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written AARP will ask you to submit:
  • A completed online application
  • A copy of your most recent transcript
  • Two letters of reference

All of our intern candidates are subject to a background investigation.

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.

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