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
12459258 - Communications Intern II (Graduate Student) States & Community Engagement Chicago, IL US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459273 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459561 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement New Brunswick, NJ US Community Outreach Intern
12459669 - Multi-Cultural Leadership Graduate Intern (Summer, 2018) Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459476 - Enterprise Strategy Graduate Intern Enterprise Strat & Innovtn Grp Washington, DC US Research Intern
12459607 - Public Policy Intern I States & Community Engagement Saint Paul, MN US Policy Intern
12459612 - Innovations Lab Undergraduate Intern (Summer) Enterprise Strat & Innovtn Grp Washington, DC US Research Intern
12459606 - Digital and Member Engagement Intern I States & Community Engagement Saint Paul, MN US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459582 - Community Outreach Intern I (Summer, 2018) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Community Outreach Intern
12459599 - Campaign Management Intern I (Summer, 2018) Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459560 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459559 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459629 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Wichita, KS US Community Outreach Intern
12459662 - Communications Intern I (Summer, 2018) States & Community Engagement Richmond, VA US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459648 - Advocacy Intern II (Graduate Student, Year Round) States & Community Engagement Albany, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459271 - Applied Research Intern (Grad Student) Year-Round Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair Washington, DC US Research Intern
12459587 - Summer IT Finance Intern Integrated Technology Services Washington, DC US Finance & Accounting Intern
12459489 - AARP Foundation Litigation Legal Intern  (Summer) AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Legal Intern
12459588 - Campaign Management Intern I (Summer, 2018) Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459658 - Legislative Intern II (Graduate Student, Year Round) Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459575 - Creative Publications Intern Int Communications & Marketing Washington, DC US Publishing Intern
12459522 - PPI Healthy Living Intern  (Undergrad) Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair Washington, DC US Research Intern
12459546 - Foundation Evaluation Intern (Grad Student - Summer) AARP Foundation Washington, DC US Research Intern
12459591 - IT Communications Intern Integrated Technology Services Washington, DC US Information Technology Intern
12459586 - Advocacy Intern II (Graduate Student; Year Round) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459598 - Legislative Intern II (Graduate Student; Year Round) Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459581 - Government Affairs Intern I (Summer 2018) Comm, State & National Affairs Washington, DC US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459562 - Communications Intern, Year-Round (Grad Student) Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair Washington, DC US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459645 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Augusta, GA US Community Outreach Intern
12459448 - Experience Corps Intern I AARP Foundation Baltimore, MD US Administrative Intern
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