Internal Audit Intern

Washington, DC
Jun 05, 2023
Jun 18, 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.

Are you looking to get hands-on experience as an internal auditor? Do you have analytical and critical thinking skills, are innovative, detail-oriented, and results-driven? Our Internal Audit team is looking for you! Our team works with various business units across the organization, providing assurance that they are complying with processes and procedures and assisting teams in projects. If you want to learn and grow as a part of a distinguished team of professionals, share your ideas, and be a part of something exciting, then apply now for this incredible opportunity! We'll challenge you to think, communicate and work in new ways. AARP is committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of late summer 2023, will go through the end of the year, and has the possibility of extending an additional semester.


  • Assist in the execution and completion of audits from the planning phase to the report issuance
  • Apply innovative approaches when supporting and executing audit work during all stages of an audit, including conclusions and recommendations
  • Learn how to document assumptions, methodology, validation, and testing based on audit work performed
  • Have the potential to volunteer and assist the local Institute of Internal Auditors Washington, DC chapter
  • Develop and leverage business/analytical knowledge to participate in discussions with cross-functional teams to understand the business objectives and influence solution strategies
  • Experiment with organizational data and propose ideas for Internal Audit and business users to leverage existing data in new, innovative ways


  • 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
  • Preferred majors: Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Auditing, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, or Business
  • Ready to commit to the internship for a minimum of five months with the possibility for an extension depending on performance and graduation date
  • 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, Tableau a plus
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills required

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 $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.