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Job Title:
Ethics Intern
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Finance & Accounting
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Office of General Counsel
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. 

The Office of General Counsel strives to actively and effectively represent the Association and its affiliates' legal interests and to facilitate the efforts of staff and volunteers in fulfilling AARP's mission.  We provides legal guidance to the AARP Board of Directors and its committees and staff, the AARP Foundation Board of Directors and staff, AARP Services Board of Directors and staff, and the trustees of the AARP Group Health Insurance Program

Summary Statement

AARP’s Office of Ethics & Compliance ensures that AARP operates with the highest level of transparency and integrity and that all of AARP exhibit the highest ethical standards through its code of conduct, upholding applicable laws and regulations, complying with applicable policies, procedures and guidelines, stewarding our assets and creating a culture of openness that allows staff to raise their voices and demonstrate cultural attributes and behaviors that are consistent with our mission.    


Under the direct supervision of a Certified Fraud Examiner the Intern may:

  • Perform analysis of large amounts of data using established criteria in order to identify anomalies.
  • Participate in the investigative and interview process as needed.
  • Prepare and review high-quality work papers and memorandums that support conclusions.
  • Prepare and review high quality reports summarizing results of investigations.
  • Review investigative protocols against best practices and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop a methodology for root cause analysis.
  • Assist as needed in AARP’s annual Ethics Statement process.
  • Participate in other learning opportunities as available.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post doctorate students.   

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. 

The successful candidate will be:

  • Detail oriented;
  • Analytical;
  • Focused on positive customer service for clients and the team;
  • A quick learner;
  • Able to take direction and then work independently;
  • Organized;
  • Flexible;
  • Highly effective in a changing and/or deadline-driven environment.

The level of complexity and responsibility within this position will vary from day-to-day and from project to project.  The right candidate will meet each assignment with enthusiasm and a desire to do the best job possible. A passion for our nonprofit mission is a definite positive.

The position requires:

  • Completion of at least two years at an accredited school of higher education (Juniors or Seniors only), preferably focusing on Business Administration, Accounting, or Forensic Accounting. 
  • Approaching all Ethics and Compliance Office//Office of General Counsel matter with the utmost discretion and respect for confidentiality. 
  • Must function with the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards.
  • Must agree to sign and adhere to a Confidentiality Agreement.  
  • Must be customer-oriented, approachable, responsive, and engaging. 

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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