Information Technology Intern (Summer)

Washington, DC
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 09, 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.

Information Technology Services is responsible for AARP enterprise-wide technology and information security functions. Services range from infrastructure design and operations, system and software lifecycle implementations, enabling the mobile workforce and protecting AARP network, systems and data. A variety of technologies and practices are used including cloud computing, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning within highly collaborative Agile teams.

Are you a rising junior or graduate student seeking to put into practice your solid computer science, technology, business, and people skills? Do you have a passion for thinking and acting in an agile manner and implementing ideas that impact the 50+ community? Then AARP's Information Technology Services (ITS) team is looking for you!

As an information technology intern, you will apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to solve challenging technology problems. On any given day, you could be working with IT Engineers, Platform Managers, Business Partners, or IT Executives focusing on solutions to advance the AARP mission. We'll challenge you to think in new ways and we will cultivate your continued learning and development. This internship has an anticipated start date of Summer 2023. Apply today!


  • Meet with key leaders in the Information Technology Services department and learn how we design, deliver, operate, and promote technology solutions that enable AARP to achieve its goals
  • Contribute to data analyses and write-up of findings
  • Learn and apply AARP's Design Thinking framework to understand how we achieve results and outcomes
  • Learn and apply agile principles and practices while working with AARP capability and platform teams
  • Collaborate with AARP technology stakeholders providing service solutions
  • Enhancing overall system security, performance, and availability
  • Construct, implement and deploy process-centric Business Process Management solutions


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate-level degree-seeking program related to math, statics, scientific computing, data and analytics, business analytics, marketing, or related field
  • Must be available to participate in the intern program from June to August, working 40 hours a week
  • Advanced problem-solving skills using logic and data; willingness and capacity to learn quickly and apply new knowledge
  • Ability to articulate complex technical issues to those not as experienced
  • Proven analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • College-level experience with coding practices and languages (such as Java, C/C++, Python, or others)
  • Experience with popular business tools (Windows, Office Professional, Visio, SharePoint, etc.); advanced user of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

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, and $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.