Friday, October 9, 2020

Paid Spring Grants Management Internship with AARP

Business Unit Description

AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.


Are you a student that is seeking hands-on Salesforce experience in a nonprofit setting? Are you passionate about improving systems and translating technical information to users? If you want to learn from a great team of professionals, apply now for this opportunity!

As a Grants Management Junior Salesforce Intern, you will work to optimize AARP Foundation’s Salesforce-based grant management system, foundationConnect, and build and deliver training on Salesforce reports features and functionality. You will also have the opportunity to gather information from the Grants Management team to update and reconstruct a foundationConnect user manual for new users to the system.

We will challenge you to think and work in new ways. We are committed to your growth and will cultivate your continued learning and development.



  • Update and build upon a foundationConnect User Guide to be accessible to a varied audience
  • Build and deliver training on creating and customizing reports in Salesforce
  • Develop visual designs to accompany training and learning materials
  • Create a catalog of existing Salesforce report templates to inform future decision-making around archival and cleanup
  • Communicate and collaborate with various internal department staff to identify use processes and procedures to include in learning materials
  • Provide general administrative and project management support


  • Strong desire to get real-world experience using Salesforce to manage business processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking, report writing, and developing materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to synthesize information
  • Critical and innovative thinking
  • Detail-oriented; strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

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.

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.

At AARP, the health and well-being of our candidates, employees, and members is a top priority. As a result of the COVID pandemic, all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely through the end of 2020. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees.

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

More information on AARP internships may be found here:

Apply on the AARP careers website. For best consideration, apply by October 31.