Foundation Litigation Intern - Summer

Washington, DC
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Full Time
* Business Unit Description * AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50+ win back opportunities 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 basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income, and much-needed personal connections. * Summary * 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. *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 (eg, LLM) 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 * Compensation and Benefits * Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits. As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice. * 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.*