Internal Audit Intern (Summer)

7 days left

Washington, DC
Dec 26, 2020
Jan 25, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.

The Office of General Counsel strives to actively and effectively represent the Association and its affiliates' legal interests and to facilitate the efforts of staff and volunteers in fulfilling AARP's mission. We provides legal guidance to the AARP Board of Directors and its committees and staff, the AARP Foundation Board of Directors and staff, AARP Services Board of Directors and staff, and the trustees of the AARP Group Health Insurance Program

Are you looking to get some real-world 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 as well as helping those who reach out to us for certain projects. If you want to learn from a great team of professionals, apply now for this incredible opportunity!

As an Intern, you will apply operational, analytical, and creative thinking to execute audits and other tasks within the Internal Audit function. On any given day, you could be interacting with different stakeholders across the organization, perform testing, and review documentation to support observations. We'll challenge you to think and work in new ways. We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development.


On an average day, you will be:

  • Gain experience reviewing proposals and managing the vendor selection process for a large, multi-year external audit provider.
  • Apply innovative approaches when supporting and executing audit work by identifying, developing, documenting, or executing audit analytics during all relevant stages of an audit, including conclusions and recommendations.
  • Learn how to document assumptions, methodology, validation, and testing, based on audit work performed, to facilitate quality assurance reviews. Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to replicate and continue work.

  • 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 IA/business users to leverage existing data in new, innovative ways.

Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university, and be considered a graduate student or post-doctorate student.
AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. This may include those who have previously graduated from college and enrolled in a continuing education program.

Additional requirements include:
  • Ability to work independently once guidance has been provided.
  • Ability to research and apply appropriate results to assigned projects.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to think critically through recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments, and drawing conclusions.
  • Ability to document work performed to enable external re-performance.
  • Knowledge of the following IT areas: IT systems, applications, and databases.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience with Tableau or other data analytics tools is a plus.
  • Preferred majors: Finance, Management Information Systems, Economics, Auditing, Business Analytics, and Business.

At AARP, the health and well-being of our candidates, employees, and members is a top priority. As a result of the COVID pandemic,all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely through the end of 2020. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees.
Benefits Offered

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.