Business Management Intern

Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2021
Jul 14, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

State & Community Engagement (SCE) enables AARP to be a nationwide organization, which strengthens our capacity to carry out our mission. The SCE team includes: 53 states and territories across 6 regions with regional management, the Office of Volunteer Engagement, the Office of Community Engagement (including the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA): AARP's Educator Community), and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE).

Are you a current rising junior or graduate student seeking to put into practice your solid project management, strategist & analysis, and events management skills, who has a passion for thinking differently and implementing ideas to impact the 50+ community? Then the State, Community & Engagement Regional Team is looking for you! Our South Region team, which entails nine states throughout the country, thrives on establishing and executing strategies and tactics to deliver impactful engagement and advocacy efforts for AARP members and their families. If you want to learn from a great team of dynamic professionals, apply now for this incredible opportunity!

As an Intern, you will apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to identify challenges and integrate innovative thoughts.

On any given day, you have the opportunity to work directly with the Sr. Regional Advisor and support the day to day operations to support the Regional Vice President in managing processes and daily outcomes for the region (states include: AL, DC, KY, LA, MD, MS, SC, VA, WV). We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development by supporting you to build on and establish new skills to help you succeed.


On an average day, you will be:

Strategic & Manage Projects
  • The intern will work directly and/or closely with the Regional Vice President and the Sr. Regional Advisor to support projects that include meetings, team building activities, and/or events
  • Assist with planning and implementing special projects related to solving problems/solutions as they arise to promote a Nationwide culture and enhance clearer communication channels
  • Some projects related to the intern will include and not be limited to moderating/coordinating virtual/hybrid events/meetings, participating in volunteer engagements, coordinating social media posts

  • Contribute to data analyses and write-up of findings
  • Develop executive briefings and/or reports that will serve as a tool to transfer knowledge across the region effectively

Supporting States
  • Provide additional state support across the region as needed (i.e., Tele Town Halls event screening, virtual engagement logistical support)
  • Participate in meetings and workgroups to gain and transfer knowledge respective to the region's issue focus areas, expand their knowledge of communication processes

Engaging Volunteer Leaders
  • Assist with volunteer engagement as well as troubleshoot volunteer inquires as needed

Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post-doctoral students; and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship.

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:
  • Must be able to commit to AARP's goals and priorities and willing to collaborate with others in the organizations around AARP priority issues
  • The intern should be able to work well with diverse populations of race and ethnicity
  • Be a strong communicator, both oral and written, and organizational skills
Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

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 interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees.
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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