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Job Title:
Innovations Lab Undergraduate Intern (Summer)
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Job Function:
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Job Category:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Enterprise Strat & Innovtn Grp
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

We look forward to welcoming an energetic, team-oriented  undeergraduate intern who values the importance of innovation in a fast-paced environment. Our interns are self-starters and have the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing conditions and priorities. 

The AARP Innovation Labs Intern will benefit from:

  • Formal mentorships and training;
  • Senior leadership interactions;
  • Personal and professional development;
  • Learning and networking opportunities;
  • Working in AARP’s Washington DC Innovation Lab – The Hatchery


Primary Responsibilities of the Innovation Labs Intern will include and are not limited to the following:

  • Work alongside the AARP Innovation Labs team to accelerate our innovation ecosystem;
  • In collaboration with other innovation team members, support products and service development focused on driving impact, revenue and growth;
  • Serve as an active participant on one or more lab teams, focusing primarily on marketing;
  • Undertake ongoing training and personal development opportunities with the team;
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating leadership and team work and through attitudes in action, like "can do", accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun.


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 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. 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Undergraduate students with marketing majors or marketing experience are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Experience running social media campaigns;
  • Experience with Microsoft tools and platforms;
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner;
  • Demonstrated organized skills, the ability to multi-task and set priorities, as demonstrated through activities or work experience;
  • Demonstrated interest in enhancing knowledge; seeks opportunities to learn and grow;
  • Candidates who are energetic, detail-oriented, and team-players;
  • Candidates who are able to communicate effectively at multiple levels within the organizations, both verbally and in writing;
  • Candidates who displays eagerness to develop professional skill set and acumen.

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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