Business Management Intern

Washington, DC
Feb 25, 2022
Mar 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 Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

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 to establish and execute 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! The position will begin in Feb/March and run to the end of the year.

As an Intern, you will apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to identify solutions to challenges and integrate new forms of thinking.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 & Managing Projects
  • The intern will work directly and/or closely with the Regional Vice President and the Sr. Regional Advisor to support projects, including meetings, team building activities, and/or events
  • The intern will 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 are not 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
  • The intern will develop executive briefings and/or reports that will serve as a tool to transfer knowledge across the region effectively

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

Engaging Volunteer Leaders
  • The intern will assist with volunteer engagement and troubleshoot volunteer inquiries 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. Must be able to commit to the goals and priorities of AARP and willing to collaborate with others in the organizations around AARP priority issues. The intern should work well with diverse populations of race and ethnicity. Be a strong communicator, both oral and written and organizational skills. Lastly, be able to work well in hybrid (to include virtual environment).

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.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.


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.

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