Foundation Litigation Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 01, 2023
Closes
Mar 03, 2023
Ref
3949
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP Foundation is the charitable affiliate of AARP. We work to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. We run a public interest law firm that takes on cutting-edge impact litigation in federal and state courts nationwide to advance the legal rights and interests of people 50 and older. We take on unlawful government and industry practices to help older adults improve their well-being and stay connected to their communities.

We are AARP Foundation Litigation, the litigating unit of AARP Foundation. We are looking for a top-notch rising third-year or advanced degree law student with a passion for litigation to work with us to end senior poverty. If you are a critical thinker, an eager learner, and a team player who wants to gain valuable experience in public interest law, read on. This paid internship has an anticipated start date of May/June 2023.

WE SEEK SOMEONE WHO:
  • has strong academic credentials and a demonstrated interest in public service
  • is smart, ambitious, and intellectually curious
  • is a diligent researcher and an excellent writer
  • is offended by injustice and wants to do something about it

Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of AARP Foundation attorneys, you will:
  • Conduct legal research
  • Draft memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents
  • Assist in civil discovery
  • Interview current and potential clients
  • Work with outside co-counsel
  • Participate in litigation strategy

Qualifications

  • Rising third-year or advanced degree (e.g., L.L.M.) law student at the start of the internship
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with WESTLAW and other legal research platforms
  • Significant experience with The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation
  • Demonstrated public interest/public service interest or experience

AARP Foundation Litigation summer interns work full-time (40 hours/week) for 10-12 weeks (typically June-August). We also hire part-time interns throughout the calendar year. For additional information about our work, please visit www.aarpfoundation.org/litigation.

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise


Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly rate is $21. 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.