Fraud Prevention Intern

Washington, DC
Jan 08, 2023
Feb 07, 2023
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 AARP's fraud prevention and education team and learn all the ways you can help protect yourself and others from the epidemic of fraud while gaining great internship experience. We welcome all majors, whether social work, sociology, communications, cybersecurity, or other. Have fun while being challenged to think and work in new ways about issues related to scams and those who are affected by them. This paid internship has an anticipated start of January 2023, 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
  • Provide state office materials fulfillment support
  • Attend relevant events in the DC metro area to bring back insights to the team


  • 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 & Zoom
  • Strong verbal/written communications skills
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus

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.