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
12458151 - Legislative Intern I (Albany, NY). States & Community Engagement Albany, NY US Administrative Intern
12459058 - Multicultural Leadership Graduate Intern Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Administrative Intern
12459057 - Multicultural Leadership Graduate Intern Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Administrative Intern
12458915 - Experience Corps Intern (Undergrad) Baltimore, MD AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Administrative Intern
12459095 - Wisconsin AdvocacyIntern II States & Community Engagement WI_Madison, US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458934 - Government Affairs Intern (Various Locations) Human Resources Group Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458912 - Grassroots Communications Intern 1 (Alabama) States & Community Engagement Montgomery, AL US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458967 - NJ Advocacy Intern II States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458966 - NJ Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458863 - Advocacy Intern States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458811 - ND Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Bismarck, ND US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458429 - Advocacy Intern II States & Community Engagement Lincoln, NE US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458612 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Columbus, OH US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458891 - Advocacy & Outreach Intern I (Illinois) States & Community Engagement Springfield, IL US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459020 - Tennessee Advocacy Intern I (undergraduate) States & Community Engagement Nashville, TN US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12458936 - Community Outreach Intern (Various Locations) Human Resources Group Washington, DC US Community Outreach Intern
12459101 - MI Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Lansing, MI US Community Outreach Intern
12459063 - GA Communcations INT I States & Community Engagement Atlanta, GA US Community Outreach Intern
12458890 - Advocacy & Outreach Intern I (Illinois) States & Community Engagement Chicago, IL US Community Outreach Intern
12459081 - IA Livable Communities Intern I States & Community Engagement Des Moines, IA US Community Outreach Intern
12459080 - IA Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Des Moines, IA US Community Outreach Intern
12459062 - Georgia Community Outreach Intern II States & Community Engagement Atlanta, GA US Community Outreach Intern
12458906 - Communications Intern I (Maine - Summer, 2017) States & Community Engagement Portland, ME US Community Outreach Intern
12459076 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Community Outreach Intern
12458868 - Livable Commun. Intern II (Louisville, KY) States & Community Engagement Louisville, KY US Community Outreach Intern
12458847 - Community Intern I- San Jose, CA States & Community Engagement Pasadena, CA US Community Outreach Intern
12458802 - LA Outreach Intern II States & Community Engagement Baton Rouge, LA US Community Outreach Intern
12458814 - Enterprise Community Engagement Intern I (LI, NY) States & Community Engagement New York, US Community Outreach Intern
12458813 - Community Outreach Intern I (Maryland) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Community Outreach Intern
12458812 - Communications Intern I (Maryland) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Community Outreach Intern
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