AARP Foundation Litigation Law Fellow

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Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 25, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Ref
12460299
Function
Other
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Business Unit Description

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.

Summary

We are looking for a top-notch graduating 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) for six months. For additional information about our work, please visit www.aarpfoundation.org/litigation .

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; and
  • 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; and
  • participate in litigation strategy.

Requirements

Interns must be current third-year or otherwise graduating law students at an ABA accredited Law School. 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 college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

Additional Requirements:
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with LEXIS and other legal research platforms
  • Significant experience with The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation
  • Demonstrated public interest/public service interest or experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a language fluency in Spanish

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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