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Job Title:
AARP Foundation Law Fellow
Job ID:
12459137
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Legal
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
AARP Foundation
City:
Washington
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate.  We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals.  AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.  Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US. 

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity 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 their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.



Summary Statement

AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) is an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people 50 and older, addressing diverse legal issues that affect their daily lives and assuring that they have a voice in the judicial system.



Responsibilities

Duties of the Legal Intern include the following:

 

  • Assisting AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys with tasks related to trial litigation impacting vulnerable older adults, including in the areas of elder abuse and neglect, age and disability discrimination, consumer protection, employee benefits, health, housing, livable communities, and low-income benefits. Such work will include research, writing, drafting, document review, client and witness interviewing, and other litigation tasks.

  • Assisting AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys to prepare amicus briefs for AARP and AARP Foundation on issues of concern to older adults in federal and state appellate courts.

  • Assisting AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys to prepare submissions to federal administrative agencies (e.g., EEOC and DOL) regarding regulatory matters concerning the rights and interests of older adults.



Requirements

Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed law program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and possess strong legal research and writing skills, LEXIS proficiency and strong familiarity with the Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. An interest in or current public service experience is a plus. The ability to work independently, but with oversight from attorneys is essential to success in this internship.

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

To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8


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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