Lifestyle Products & Services Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 08, 2023
Closes
Feb 07, 2023
Ref
3786
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.

Are you a creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in delivering relevant and differentiated products and services that provide good value and peace of mind for people 50-plus? The AARP Services Lifestyle Team is looking for you! Our team develops and manages various products and services across travel, restaurants, retail, technology, and more categories for the benefit of AARP members. We'll challenge you to think and work innovatively on real-world projects. AARP Services is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of Fall 2022 with an option to continue for additional semesters.

Responsibilities

  • Apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help develop, execute, and implement new engagement programs that align with the organization's goals and objectives
  • Research consumer trends of the 50-plus and industry trends and conduct competitive assessments to identify opportunities for the lifestyle portfolio
  • Analyze existing internal processes to identify and propose improvements
  • Participate in team meetings and strategy discussions, collaborate in the new product development (NPD) process and engage in a support role for strategy development
  • Analyze existing programs to identify improvements and measure outcomes. Compile and present findings as needed

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Must be a self-starter and adaptable, with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate project needs, and discern work priorities
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills


Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise


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.

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.

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.