Evaluation Intern (Graduate Student)

Washington, DC
Mar 19, 2023
Apr 18, 2023
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 creative, passionate, and results-driven student interested in program evaluation? Are you committed to supporting work that helps older adults with low income and other barriers obtain employment, benefits/credits, and other economic opportunities? If so, the AARP Foundation Evaluation Team is looking for you! As a paid intern, you can work on a project evaluation using and improving your data analysis skills. The internship will allow you to work a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 hours per week with an anticipated start date of May and will go through August 2023. You will primarily work with the AARP Foundation Evaluation Team and interact with other Foundation staff to fulfill the position's responsibilities. AARP Foundation is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development through this internship.


  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of program enrollment and follow-up survey data to determine variability and patterns and answer evaluation questions
  • Clean and manage data from different sources, which involves working with the Foundation's internal Salesforce data tracking system
  • Contribute to data analysis planning
  • Create compelling visual representations of data and results
  • Describe and explain the results of data analyses to non-technical audiences in clear verbal and written form


  • Graduate student required; currently pursuing a masters or doctoral degree, preferably in gerontology, public health, public policy, evaluation, or a related field in the social sciences
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of evaluation findings; experience using advanced data visualization techniques
  • Knowledge of statistics; experience applying various statistical methods to the assessment of human services programs is a plus
  • Experience using qualitative data analysis software, such as NVivo, is a plus
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with superior attention to detail
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Successful candidate will be dedicated to the Foundation's mission and will have a current understanding of the issues facing low-income older adults

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • 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 $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.