Engagement & Partnership Strategy Intern

Washington, DC
Aug 20, 2022
Sep 10, 2022
Full Time

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. We serve all people 50 plus and their families. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

Are you a results-driven student interested in working in the executive office of a large nonprofit? AARP Foundation is looking for you! Join a cross-functional team in the President's Office focused on executive thought leadership, strategic partnerships, and nonprofit governance. Through this internship, you will better understand how large nonprofits operate while engaging in hands-on work with a dynamic team. In our mission to serve vulnerable people 50 and older by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials, we'll challenge you to think creatively and work collaboratively on external engagements, content creation, partner relationship management, and more. AARP Foundation is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of September of 2022 and will go through the end of the year with a possible extension into 2023.


  • Identify and evaluate thought leadership opportunities for AARP Foundation's President and AARP Foundation executives
  • Plan and execute external thought leadership engagements, which may include webinars, panel discussions, or presentations
  • Research and analyze strategic partner relationship opportunities
  • Apply creative writing skills to research and develop thought leadership content, which may include social content, opinion pieces, speeches, or video scripts
  • Additional office and admin support as needed


  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship or must have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program; graduate students preferred
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team and across departments
  • Exceptional professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Familiarity with planning events and conference engagements is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise and exhibit office etiquette in an in-office/open office environment

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.