AARP Internal Audit Intern (Summer) Salary in the United States

How much does a Internal Audit Intern (Summer) make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Internal Audit Intern (Summer) at companies like AARP in the United States is $199,981 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $166,355 and $233,607. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does a Internal Audit Intern (Summer) do at companies like AARP?

Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. 

The Office of General Counsel strives to actively and effectively represent the Association and its affiliates' legal interests and to facilitate the efforts of staff and volunteers in fulfilling AARP's mission.  We provides legal guidance to the AARP Board of Directors and its committees and staff, the AARP Foundation Board of Directors and staff, AARP Services Board of Directors and staff, and the trustees of the AARP Group Health Insurance Program


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 as well as 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. Your key responsibility will be to review proposals and manage the vendor selection process for a large, multi-year audit provider.

On any given day, you could be interacting with different stakeholders across the organization, review documentation to support observations, aid in preparation for a quality assurance review of the internal audit function, and help with vendor selection of an audit provider. 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:


  • Gain experience reviewing proposals and managing the vendor selection process for a large, multi-year external audit provider.
  • 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, and testing, based on audit work performed, to facilitate quality assurance reviews. Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to replicate and continue work.


  • 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 new, innovative ways.


Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university, and be considered a graduate student or post-doctorate student.

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: Finance, Management Information Systems, Economics, Auditing, Business Analytics, and Business.

Benefits Offered

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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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Internal Audit Intern (Summer) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $166,355 to $233,607 with an average total cash compensation of $199,981. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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