Consumer Insights Intern

Washington, DC
Oct 14, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
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 and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to 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 Policy, Research and International Affairs leads the development and communication of AARP's public policies and, research and insights on the issues that matter to people 50-plus.

Fine-tune your research skills by interning with a dynamic research unit to help advance the mission of AARP on issues that affect midlife and older adults. The internship will provide the student with hands-on experience in applied research, data analysis, data visualization, a chance to do meaningful work that impacts society, and the opportunity to make relevant professional connections. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the largest social welfare organization in the country. It is an excellent way for a talented graduate student interested in research and marketing to acquire hands-on experience as part of a small, committed, and professional team.


The intern will work on a variety of research projects.

Tasks include:
  • Fact checking reports, writing backgrounds for reports
  • Data mining public datasets
  • Preparing graphics for presentations
  • Conducting and summarizing basic data analyses
  • Creating Infographics
  • Creating Tableau visualizations
  • An array of other research-related tasks


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

We are seeking a Master's-level graduate student pursuing a degree in research, marketing, business, or a related field. You must be able to work independently and collaboratively; have an interest in learning about issues affecting individuals age 50 and older; and possess excellent research, organizational, and communication skills.

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.
  • Intern must be enrolled in a Master's-level degree program in research, marketing, business, or a related field at an accredited college or university
  • Advanced computer skills, including facility with Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and familiarity with SPSS, are required; familiarity with data visualization such as Tableau or infographics preferred
  • Must have excellent research, writing, and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to details are also required
  • A writing sample


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.