Fraud Prevention Intern

Washington, DC
May 12, 2022
Jun 11, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network consumer education team and learn all the ways you can help protect yourself and others from today's scourge of scams and fraud - while gaining great internship experience. We welcome all majors to join our fun and creative team! Whether social work, sociology, communications, information security, or any other major, join our team and have fun while being challenged to think and work in new ways about issues related to scams and fraud and those who are affected by them. This paid internship has an anticipated start of June 2022 and will have the option to continue for additional semesters.


  • Review consumer submissions to our scam-tracking map and determine which to publish
  • Manage a dedicated email account that receives fraud alerts from attorneys general, law enforcement, and federal agencies to add to our scam-tracking map
  • Lead and provide support for a wide range of fraud-related projects and research
  • Attend team and large matrix meetings and document conversations.
  • Help manage our "digital volunteer fraud fighter" group by attending and supporting a monthly videoconference and providing additional program assistance as needed
  • Provide support for our social media channels
  • Attend relevant events in the DC metro area to bring back insights to the team
  • Provide support for state office material fulfillment


  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program
  • Telework is an option
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly range is $18 for undergraduates, $21 for graduate students, $28 for Ph.D. candidates. Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

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.