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Job Title:
Foundation Litigation Legal Intern Year-Round
Job ID:
12459502
Job Function:
Intern
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Legal
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
AARP Foundation
City:
Washington
Business Unit Description

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.


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

    Our legal intern will provide valuable assistance by:

    • Assisting AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys with tasks related to trial and appellate litigation including litigation in the areas of elder abuse and neglect, age and disability discrimination, consumer protection, employee benefits, health, housing, livable communities, and government benefits. Such work will include research, writing, drafting, document review, client and witness interviewing, and other litigation tasks;
    • Assisting AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys research and prepare amicus briefs on issues of concern to older adults in both federal and state appellate courts;¿¿
    • Assisting AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys 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 an accredited college or university and pursuing a law degree; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Strong legal research and writing skills are essential and the ability to work independently, but with oversight from attorneys is essential to success in this role. Public service experience and strong writing skills, LEXIS proficiency and a strong familiarity with the Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation are also very helpful for this role. 

    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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