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Job Title:
Information Security Intern (Year-Round, Undergrad)
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Job Function:
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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

Are you interested in applying your academic learnings to develop your professional IT skills? Join AARP as a calendar-year intern with its dynamic team of ITS leaders who are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, data and integrity of AARP’s computer systems.  As a calendar or year-round intern, you will work closely with the Director of Information Security and his team on various projects like, data encryption, dynamic scan and web application firewalls. This is an undergraduate position for a junior or senior with a passion and drive for security protection and strong collaborative and proactive skills.



AARP Information Security intern will work closely with Sr. Security Advisors on various projects to protect member and constituent information.  Duties of the interns will include and are not limited to the following:

  1. Assist the team as they manage AARP vendors to perform vulnerability management scans of various platforms including, Windows, UNIX, and networking devices;
  2. Properly document the safe removal of any malware found on AARP hosts; 
  3. Assist in performing security audits, risk analysis, network forensics and penetration testing;
  4.  Intern is accountable for updating monthly security metrics that are provided to the Strategic Leadership Team and the AARP Board members. 


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.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. 

Our successful candidate will join a highly engaged team of professionals and will be expected to work collaboratively, proactively and possess a thirst for knowledge and learning. Certification or pursuing certification in the following:  Certified Information Security Specialist (CISSP), Technology Tools & Practices (TTP) is highly desirable. Experience in Excel and other data reporting software also very helpful. 

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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