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Research Intern

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1mo ago

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • You must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in social sciences, have research experience, strong analytical skills, proficiency in data analysis tools, and excellent communication skills. Organizational abilities are a must.
  • You will analyze data, conduct research, and help develop reports in the field of anti-poverty and social innovation for older adults at AARP.

Summer Internship

Research & Development, Data•Washington, DC


  • Are you passionate about utilizing research and data to inform strategy and decision-making that will yield tangible social impact? Come join us at the AARP Foundation's Insights & Evidence team! Our team drives the utilization of research, evaluation, and data to inform performance improvement and decision-making at programmatic and organizational levels within the Foundation.
  • Through this internship, you'll gain valuable experience in a fast-paced environment, contributing to research projects that inform the Foundation's efforts in creating and advancing effective solutions to reduce poverty for and with older adults. We'll challenge you to think and work creatively on real-world projects. We are committed to your growth and cultivating your continued learning and development. This paid internship has an expected start date of Summer 2024 and can extend through the end of the year.


  • Currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in economics, public policy, public health, demography, gerontology, or a related field in the social sciences
  • Prior experience conducting research projects, including experience with landscape analysis and systematic literature reviews (preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods
  • Familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R), reference management software (e.g., EndNote, Zotero), and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and prioritize tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Conduct comprehensive landscape analyses to identify existing social initiatives/organizations as well as research and policy efforts in the field of anti-poverty and social innovation, focusing on economic mobility, financial well-being, and social connection among older adults
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data from external and internal sources (e.g., publicly available datasets, proprietary surveys) to generate insights on older Americans with low income to inform program design, strategic planning, and thought leadership development
  • Conduct desk research to identify impact/performance metrics, as well as suitable benchmarks, for social innovations/initiatives in the areas of interest
  • Design and execute systematic literature reviews using established methodologies (e.g., PRISMA) to synthesize research findings on relevant topics
  • Contribute to the creation of reports, presentations, data visuals, and other research deliverables
  • Contribute to the development of research tools and data collection instruments
  • Apply inquiry and problem-solving skills to advance the efficiency of research processes


Work type

Full time

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Washington, DC