Foundation Litigation Intern

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 09, 2020
Closes
Oct 10, 2020
Ref
12460845
Industry
Nonprofit
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 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.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A LITIGATION INTERN

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
Requirements
  • Rising third-year or advanced degree (e.g., L.L.M.) 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 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.

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.
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.