Caregiving and Health Intern (Graduate Student)

Washington, DC
May 26, 2023
Jun 03, 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, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

AARP Programs Caregiving & Health team is seeking a qualified, post-graduate level intern to join the team in 2023. You must be motivated, energetic, and willing to collaborate with the team to help them achieve their goals to support the over 48 million family caregivers in the US who need help caring for their loved ones. As an intern, you will gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to expand your knowledge of our programs and operations. In this internship, you will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation's largest non-profit organization works, develops, and conveys its programs and messages to 38 million members across the United States.


This internship includes but is not limited to supporting communications, operations, research, and other duties. As an intern, you will gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to expand your knowledge of our programs and operations.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Work closely with the staff in the Programs department to support VP and team with timely operational, communications, marketing, and research projects
  • Prepare materials utilizing PowerPoint, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets
  • Track project performance metrics and prepare monthly and quarterly reports
  • Maintain confidentiality of all AARP's internal information
  • Gather research and compile information on a variety of topics. This could include online searches, reviewing publications, handling databases, and accessing library materials


  • Prospective interns must be enrolled in a post-graduate degree program at an accredited college or university as a graduate or post-doctoral students and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship
  • 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
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, including gender, race, and sexual orientation
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with creating and editing videos and knowledge of multiple social media platforms is a plus

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
  • Home office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate home environment 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.

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