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Job Title:
Data Analytics Intern II (Graduate Student)
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Job Function:
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Job Category:
Data Analytics
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Data Analytics Group
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.

Summary Statement

The AARP Data Analytics and Performance Management group is looking for a strong graduate student to join the Advanced Analytics team as a summer intern. Our ideal candidate has strong analytical and programming skills, problem-solving abilities, is able to communicate well and interpret results to a non-technical audience.  


Duties of the Data Analytics Intern will include and are not limited to the following:

  • Work with big data to build queries or models with and offline data to complete analytical requests such as profiling visitors to AARP online programs, evaluating the impact of internal programs or understanding the relationship between online and offline behaviors;
  • Help rebuild our entire process to prepare clean data for modeling, including: missing data imputation, variable transformation and regrouping, with the goal of making the process more standardized and efficient;
  • Assist with or lead building 1-2 predictive models to target the most responsive members for phone, email or direct mail campaigns.
  • Assist with monitoring monthly changes to the database;


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 1st or 2nd year graduate 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. 

 Requirements include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with SQL, SAS, R, or Pythonl
  • Strong understanding of statistical knowledge, and experience with data mining or machine learning using SAS, R or Python preferred;
  • Keen attention to details;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power Point and Excel.

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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