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Job Title:
Data Analytics Intern-Internal Audit (Grad Student)
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Program Administration
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

Through our assurance audits, Internal Audit (IA) helps validate that risks are effectively mitigated and the organization is overall achieving or exceeding the expected and/or established financial, compliance, strategic, and/or operational objectives of the business.  To do this effectively we need to have an understanding of the essential processes that span the enterprise and for those that we work with to understand the value of IA.  IA would like to utilize this internship, described below, to develop re-usable data analysis tools/dashboards designed to increase IAs coverage of the audit universe and improve the quality of observations.



  • Develop and leverage subject matter expertise in the:
    • knowledge of AARP’s data environment;
    • ability to access and analyze data;
    • use of analytical tools; and
    • ability to interpret, visualize and communicate results.
  • Provide both advisory and execution support in audits by identifying, developing, documenting, or executing audit analytics during all relevant stages of an audit;
  • Perform data mining and analysis to facilitate the identification and communication of outliers and trends in the business;
  • Design and execute standalone Data Analytics projects as warranted in support of department objectives;
  • Assist auditors in obtaining necessary data for audits. Identify, develop and maintain continuous auditing/monitoring activities;
  • Actively seek to build and apply business knowledge to complement technical expertise in design and performance of analytical procedures;
  • Assist the team with duties or special assignments that contribute to the day-to-day operations and success of internal audit, as assigned;
  • Experiment with organizational data and propose ideas for IA/business users to leverage existing data in new, innovative ways;
  • Assist the team with ad hoc projects as assigned.

Desired Education, Work Experience and Competencies

  • Experience collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and drawing logical conclusions;
  • Experience with data access, analysis and visualization tools, such as Excel, Oracle, MS-SQL, Microsoft BI, Tableau, & ACL Analytics;
  • Experience accessing and analyzing data in various environments such as Oracle, SQL, Mainframe, etc;
  • Ability to consider and apply statistical concepts during analysis of large volumes of business data;
  • Ability to extract, define and analyze complex data, and draw relevant conclusions in support of audit objectives;
  • Ability to proactively expand knowledge and understanding of technical environments through self-directed research, on-the-job experience, and professional networking;
  • Ability to document work performed to enable external re-performance;
  • Ability to think critically through recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments and drawing conclusions;
  • Strong analytic skills are essential to success in this internship.


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 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. 

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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