Internal Audit Intern

Washington, DC
Jan 02, 2022
Jan 08, 2022
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 Office of Chief of Staff keeps AARP operating and informed on a day-to-day basis. The staff works closely with the CEO and other E-Team members to provide leadership and direction to make strategic decisions.

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 and 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, aid the Internal Audit team with administrative projects aligned with our operating plan and strategy for the year. 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:

  • Help execute and complete audits from the planning phase to the reporting phase
  • 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, ad testing, based on audit work performed
  • Potential to volunteer and help with 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 IA/business users to leverage existing data in innovative ways


Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; and be considered an undergraduate, graduate student, or post-doctorate student. The intern is required to commit to the internship for a minimum of six months with the possibility for an extension depending on performance and graduation date.

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: Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Auditing, Business Analytics, English Writing, and Business


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.