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Summer and Term-Time Internship and Externship Positions

Justice in Aging seeks outstanding law students to work with us through summer and term-time internships and externships in each of our three offices: Washington, DC, Oakland, and Los Angeles, CA.

The Organization: Justice in Aging is a non-profit organization with a rich tradition of over 47 years of successful, high-impact strategic advocacy on behalf of more than 7 million older adults living in poverty in America. Justice in Aging is the only national aging organization to focus explicitly on issues of senior poverty and, as a part of that work, we recognize how senior poverty is linked to historic and systemic discrimination.

Justice in Aging works primarily in two critical areas: health care and economic security. We focus our work on the needs of older women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with limited English proficiency. We strive toward equity for older adults through our work and in our workplace environment, where all staff members are supported and valued.

The Position: Justice in Aging seeks current law students to work with attorneys on multiple projects that integrate Justice in Aging’s core programs. Generally, interns will have the opportunity to author a writing sample, conduct shorter term writing and research projects, participate in intern trainings and events, attend external stakeholder meetings, and have the opportunity to learn more about the legal non-profit world. You could work on policy advocacy or litigation-based projects.

Qualifications: We seek applicants with a strong interest in working for low-income and underserved populations, and strong legal research and writing skills.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff, and we particularly encourage applications from members of people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and others whose personal experiences may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

Application: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply for a summer 2020 or term-time internship or externship, please send the following materials to Katrina Cohens at

  1. Cover letter, indicating which office(s) you are applying for,
  2. A separate statement under one page about an advocacy issue that you are passionate about and why it’s important to you,
  3. Resume,
  4. Writing sample, and
  5. A list of two references.


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