AARP Policy & Brain Health Intern (Summer) Salary in the United States

How much does a Policy & Brain Health Intern (Summer) make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Policy & Brain Health Intern (Summer) at companies like AARP in the United States is $99,066 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $89,021 and $109,111. 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 Cities2

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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.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.




This policy intern works in Policy and Brain Health in AARP's Policy Research and International Affairs Department.  Policy & Brain Health seeks to empower people to have healthier brains over their lifetimes.  We work across the Enterprise to develop and implement policies that will reduce risks for cognitive decline, improve care and treatment for people living with dementia and their caregivers, and help find a cure for dementia. 

The intern will assist the Policy & Brain Health team in the work of the Global Council on Brain Health, including supporting meetings, and development of its materials, reports, and communications.

Other duties will include assisting AARP Chairing the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations in 2019-2020.  The intern may have the opportunity to contribute to several of AARP's current priority areas, including Healthy Living (brain health), Caregiving, Age and Dementia Friendly Communities, and Staying Sharp. This position will conduct objective policy and scientific research both from domestic and international sources.  The work includes providing research, analyzing input, interpreting findings of the research, writing draft reports, and assisting with the planning and development of meetings, as well as attending external meetings and conferences and reporting back on the issues.  


As an Intern, you will apply strategic, analytical, and creative thinking to help solve challenging public health challenges facing an aging population and their families.  On any given day, you could be researching, putting together power points, preparing meeting materials, working on expanding communication, outreach, and engagement on these issues.

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.


Duties of our intern will include the following:

1.          Provides research as needed;

2.          Provides general support to the P&BH team, including production of written materials, presentations  and conducting policy meetings and forums;

3.          Drafts and/or edits portions of policy and or educational documents, assist in creating outreach and educational materials, working on web and social media communications.


Prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; 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 from college and enrolled in a continuing education program.

Benefits Offered

 AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other 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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