Approximate date of posting May 14, 2018
Position: Applied Research Intern; Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI)
Eligibility Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or post doctorate students.
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 college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.
Location: Washington, D.C
Schedule/Hours 40 hours per week
Time Frame June – August 2018
Compensation: competitively paid.
Description: The AARP Library & Strategic Services Department of AARP is looking for a strong Master’s-level graduate student to serve as a paid intern this Summer 2018 (June-August). The internship will provide the student with hands-on experience in syndicated research and analyses, data analysis, conducting secondary research using a vast array of databases, and a chance to do meaningful work that impacts society, and the opportunity for making relevant professional connections. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the largest social welfare organization in the country and 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 conducting basic data analyses and summarizing findings, cross-checking data/results for accuracy and consistency, writing backgrounds for reports, data mining public datasets, preparing graphics for presentations, exploring innovative ways to visualize data, including via virtual reality technology, and an array of other research-related tasks.
The successful candidate will possess excellent writing and communication skills and be inquisitive, organized, detail-oriented, friendly, able to multi-task, knowledgeable of research practices, and be comfortable with both standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel and Word) and SPSS. Applicants must have excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills and an ability to identify, analyze and resolve issues creatively and independently. Applicants must be actively attending an accredited university. Students pursuing their MA, MS, or PhD degrees in social sciences, communications, policy, or business are encouraged to apply.