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Job Title:
Foundation Evaluation Intern (Grad Student - Summer)
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Washington, DC US
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AARP Foundation
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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.

AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate.  We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals.  AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.  Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US. 

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day.  Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.

Summary Statement

As an intern with the AARP Foundation, you will have the opportunity to work on elements of a variety of evaluation activities and projects, depending both on the project need and on the intern’s interest. The intern will primarily work with the Monitoring and Evaluation team and will interact with other Foundation staff to carry out the position responsibilities. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the design and development of quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments
  • Create surveys using Qualtrics, the survey platform used by AARP Foundation
  • Conduct data entry
  • Contribute to data analysis
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews
  • Create visual presentations of evaluation processes and results



Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed graduate program (in their 1st or 2nd year) at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.  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. 

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Recently earned Masters or Doctorate degree or
  • Currently pursuing a graduate degree in public health, evaluation, social sciences, or related field;
  • Knowledge of statistics; experience applying various statistical methods to the evaluation of human services programs is a plus;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Familiarity with SPSS, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Qualtrics; experience using these programs is a plus;
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of evaluation findings. Experience using advanced data visualization techniques is a plus;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective interactions with individuals at all levels and background;
  • Successful candidate will be dedicated to the Foundation’s mission and will have a current understanding of the issues facing low income older adults;

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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