Foundation Litigation Fellow

Washington, DC
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Full Time

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A ARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity, and restore hope. To learn more, visit or follow @AARPFoundation on social media.

AARP Foundation conducts legal advocacy through its litigating arm, AARP Foundation Litigation, a public interest law firm at the intersection of aging and social justice. We advocate for systemic change in federal and state courts nationwide to advance the legal rights and interests of people 50 and older, particularly low-income and vulnerable individuals. Specifically, we file and support lawsuits that will have a significant impact on senior poverty by:

  • reducing barriers to employment, including self-employment
  • increasing access to public and private benefits
  • protecting consumers by stopping unlawful business practices and securing refunds for those who lost money
  • lowering out-of-pocket costs for key expenses, such as housing, food, and health care
  • promoting more racially and otherwise equitable outcomes across these areas

We are looking for a top-notch third-year 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.

AARP Foundation Litigation fellows work full-time (40 hours/week) starting in August/September 2024 for one year. For additional information about our work, please visit


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


  • Graduating (class of 2024) law student
  • 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 will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly rate is $30.00. Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

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.

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.


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million. Our aim is to disrupt preconceived notions about aging, turn goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most to people 50-plus and their families; such as health care, employment security and retirement planning.

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