Join Our Talent Community

AARP offers internship opportunities in a wide array of areas for undergraduates, graduates and post graduates. Start your career journey at AARP to gain meaningful experience, interact with a diverse group of team members and participate in challenging and rewarding work.

Intern Experience

AARP Internships offer a combination of on-the-job training and an introduction to AARP’s culture and values. Interns are a valuable member of the AARP team from day one and contribute significantly to organizational initiatives that advance our strategic mission and vision.

Internships are available throughout the organization, including our National Office in Washington, D.C. and our offices located in the states and U.S. Territories. AARP offers internships to students who are currently enrolled in degree seeking programs. Non-traditional internships are also available for returning professionals currently enrolled in a college course. Summer internships typically last 8-12 weeks. Year round internships can extend up to 12 months.

A great network is in place to make sure interns have access to varied learning and development opportunities. The AARP Intern Speaker Series provides a platform to hear directly from our leaders on a broad range of issues. Some past topics include Strategy & Innovation at AARP, the Role of Millennials in Disrupting Aging and Tools for Developing Your Career.

Process

Getting Started

  • Learn more about internships at AARP by exploring our career page, meeting us on campus and connecting with us on social media.

Search & Apply

  • Search for jobs and review the job descriptions.
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  • Select “Apply Now” and follow the prompts to complete your application.
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  • Complete all required information, attach your resume/CV and transcripts, and “Submit.” You will receive an email confirming we received your application.

Interviewing

  • Selected students will be invited to interview with members of our team.
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  • Interviews may be held on campus, virtually, or in our offices.

Selection

  • You will be contacted regarding our hiring decision typically within two weeks of your interview.
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  • If selected, you’ll receive the details of your offer and the date in which we need your decision.

Meet the Interns

Sydney, Editorial Intern

National Office

“After quite a few years as a stay-at-home mom, caregiver, volunteer and freelance writer, I had about given up the idea that I could re-enter the workplace at my age! AARP has reinvigorated my sense of purpose - and it’s been so much fun. Thank you AARP!”
Intern Sydney
Intern Claudia Aguilar

Claudia, Communications Intern

Texas State Office

“I believe that working for purpose and changing the world is far greater than any other opportunity.”

Intern Olalekan Oyeside

Olalekan, Human Resources Intern

National Office

“Interning with AARP over the summer has given me a whole new perceptive about the company. The open and collaborative culture has provided learning opportunities for me across the organization.”

Intern Michael Claproth

Michael, Communications Intern

California State Office

“It has been extremely gratifying to witness how the work we do at AARP impacts our communities as a whole in such a positive way.”

Intern William Becker

William, Events Intern

National Office

“I am so fortunate to be around such interesting and creative people.”

Current Internship Opportunities

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Job ID - Job Title Business Unit Location Career Interest Job Function
12459304 - Advocacy Intern II States & Community Engagement Albany, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459317 - Community Outreach Intern II States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Community Outreach Intern
12459307 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Bismarck, ND US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459308 - Hispanic and Latino Community Engagement Intern I States & Community Engagement Boise, ID US Community Outreach Intern
12459258 - Communications Intern II States & Community Engagement Chicago, IL US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459320 - Social Media Intern I States & Community Engagement Helena, MT US Digital Intern
12459294 - Advocacy & Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Lincoln, NE US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459274 - Advocacy Intern II (Graduate Student) States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459273 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459298 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459299 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459190 - Communications Intern 1 States & Community Engagement Pasadena, CA US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459188 - Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Pasadena, CA US Community Outreach Intern
12459234 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Philadelphia, PA US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459235 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Philadelphia, PA US Community Outreach Intern
12458810 - Communications and Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Portland, ME US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459252 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Richmond, VA US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459266 - Advocacy and Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Ridgeland, MS US Community Outreach Intern
12459265 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Ridgeland, MS US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459263 - Public Policy Intern I States & Community Engagement Saint Paul, MN US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459189 - Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement San Jose, CA US Community Outreach Intern
12459251 - Advocacy Intern II States & Community Engagement Tallahassee, FL US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458936 - Community Outreach Intern (Various Locations) Human Resources Group Washington, DC US Community Outreach Intern
12458933 - Event Planning Intern (Various Locations) Human Resources Group Washington, DC US Events Management Intern
12458934 - Government Affairs Intern (Various Locations) Human Resources Group Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458935 - Marketing Intern (Various Locations) Human Resources Group Washington, DC US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459131 - AARP Foundation Law Fellow AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Legal Intern
12459128 - AARP Foundation Law Fellow AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Legal Intern
12459130 - AARP Foundation Law Fellow AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Legal Intern
12459133 - AARP Foundation Law Fellow AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Legal Intern
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