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.
Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.
Fine tune your research skills by interning with a dynamic research unit to help advance the mission of AARP on issues that affect midlife and older adults. We are seeking a Master’s-level graduate student pursuing a degree in research, marketing, business, or a related field. You must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively; have an interest in learning about issues affecting individuals age 50 and older; and possess excellent research, organizational, and communications skills.
The Research Department of AARP is looking for a strong Master’s-level graduate student to serve as a paid intern in Summer 2018 . The time commitment is 40 hours per week during the summer months at our downtown DC office from June - August 2018. The office is conveniently located near the Gallery Place metro. The internship is competitively paid.
The internship will provide the student with hands-on experience in applied research, data analysis, and data visualization, a chance to do meaningful work that impacts society, and the opportunity for making relevant professional connections. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the largest social welfare organization in the country and is an excellent way for a talented graduate student interested in research and marketing to acquire hands-on experience as part of a small, committed and professional team.
The Intern will work on a variety of research projects. Tasks include:
The successful candidate will possess excellent writing and communication skills and be inquisitive, organized, detail-oriented, friendly, able to multi-task, knowledgeable of research practices, and be comfortable with both standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel and Word) and SPSS. Applicants must have excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills and an ability to identify, analyze and resolve issues creatively and independently. Applicants must be actively attending an accredited university. Students pursuing their MA, MS, or PhD degrees in social sciences, communications, policy, or business are encouraged to apply.
An intern coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance and workflow management to the intern and the intern will also have access to a mentor and to the Director of State Research.
AARP Interns must be currently enrolled in a Master's-level degree program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; Students who are pursuing degrees in research, marketing, business, or a related field at an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply.
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.
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Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
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.