Under the supervision of an experienced and licensed attorney, the LCE intern will be exposed to and participate in a variety of legal functions related to the practice of law in an elder law setting for low and moderate income older persons. The intern will complete the internship with an exposure to and some knowledge of various functions in the practice of law and have the opportunity to engage in such activities as well as learn a significant amount of elder law in the process.
The intern will engage in a variety of functions, typically including the following:
- Interviewing of current and prospective clients;
- Conducting fact investigation;
- Calling clients on the phone and/or visiting them in the community or at the court or administrative tribunal;
- Documenting computerized case management data bases;
- Conducting legal research and writing;
- Observing attorneys in court or in administrative proceedings;
- Drafting correspondence;
- Observing the formulation and implementation of legal strategies;
- Following settlement negotiations.
- The successful applicant will have demonstrated interest in serving the needs of lower income older people and have a sensitivity to their needs. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.
- 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.
Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.