Financial Planning & Analysis Intern (Summer)

Washington, DC
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 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. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Are you a finance major with strong Excel and Powerpoint skills? Are you curious, energetic, flexible, and interested in learning in general? Are you interested in how finance functions in a $2B organization? Are you interested in learning about how a $2B annual budget and plan are developed? Are you interested in learning more about AARP, a non-profit organization focused on the 50+ whose mission is to empower people to choose how they live? Our team, the Financial Planning & Analysis team, drives the Budget planning, Forecast planning, and other financial disciplines for the AARP organization and is an integral part of AARP. If you want to learn from a great team of professionals, apply now for this incredible opportunity!

1. Helps develop, build, and maintain complex financial models. Analyzes financial statements and related data; develops presentations to inform and support short-term and long-term planning efforts across the Association.

2. Provides financial and business analysis and support for Financial Planning & Analysis at all levels within AARP, including Financial Planning Manager, Vice President - Financial Planning, and Sr. Vice President - Financial Planning and other cross functions groups.

3. Helps Financial Planning Manager with AARP's Multi-Year Financial Plan (MYFP) for AARP, Inc. and all related Affiliates. This rolling, three-year model is used to establish annual Budgets and spending authority for AARP's annual $1.8 billion Operating Expense Budget. Additionally, ensures compliance with the Board of Director's financial directives and legal/regulatory requirements. Partners closely with Enterprise Strategy AARP's annual strategic planning process, assuring alignment with the strategic planning and financial planning processes.

4. Completes and contributes to various analyses as needed, including revenue analysis, expense analysis, and various other trending analyses, ability to create visual presentations of evaluation process and results.

5. Manages and executes special projects, ad hoc analysis, and other duties as assigned.


Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a business/finance degree program at an accredited college or university, be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, and remain academically enrolled throughout the internship.

The position also requires a diverse set of business, financial, and interpersonal skills such as:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with different stakeholders
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively to various audiences
  • Analytical, project management, strategic thinking, and leadership skills
  • Flexible, open-minded, willing to learn
Compensation and Benefits

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

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.
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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