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Job Title:
ITS Intern Network Advisor (Graduate Student)
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Information Technology
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Integrated Technology Services
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.

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is AARP's technology leader in positive social change and member value, enabling a more effective workforce and globally connecting employees, members, volunteers, partners and advocates to maximize engagement.

Summary Statement

AARP's ITS team is looking for a strong graduate student to serve its Enterpris Computing team as a year-round, part-time intern at our headquarters in DC.  Our ideal candidate is someone who is organized, able to multi-task while working with multiple managers in a fast-paced environment. 


Duties for this internship will include the following: 

  1. Support network systems and solutions for the connectivity of all AARP state and remote offices, technology centers and facilities;
  2. Document all network solutions and migrate solutions from development and testing to production;        
  3. Provide technical guidance and assist customers in formulating solutions for their network needs;
  4. Maintain processes, procedures and standards for the operation of effective data networks, specific to LAN/WAN, mobility and third-party network management;
  5. Support network infrastructure projects, solutions and upgrades within the enterprise infrastructure;
  6. Basic working knowledge of QOS, particularly in the areas of Voice over IP and Video traffic;
  7. Familiar with Cisco Switches and routers, knowledge of OSPF, EIGRP and BGP routing protocols;
  8. Able to support and troubleshoot Cisco wireless infrastructure, including access point, WLC, WCS and ISE;
  9. Basic knowledge and familiarity with F5 Load Balancers.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed graduate program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

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. 

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.

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