AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly Intern (Summer) Salary in the United States

How much does a Legal Counsel for the Elderly Intern (Summer) make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Legal Counsel for the Elderly Intern (Summer) at companies like AARP in the United States is $51,618 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $45,755 and $57,482. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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Business Unit Description

Founded in 1975, Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C. elderly by providing free legal and limited social services to those in need — empowering, defending, and protecting vulnerable seniors. Our interns work directly with clients assisting to resolve their legal issues by helping to ensure they receive benefits to which they are entitled, can age in place in their homes and communities, receive the appropriate level of home health care, receive fair treatment by their landlords, and more. Our interns also work with residents who receive services in long-term care facilities to ensure they receive the highest quality of care.


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 income older persons.

Interns will complete the internship gaining client interaction skills, subject area knowledge, and a supervised experience in individual client representation and systemic advocacy.

Students interested in issues related to landlord-tenant, economic security, healthcare benefits, long-term care services, homeownership preservation, combatting fraud and financial abuse, and identifying solutions to systemic problems, should apply.


The intern will engage in a variety of functions, typically including but not limited to the following:

  • Interviewing current and prospective clients
  • Meeting clients in the community (at home or in various facilities) 
  • Conducting fact-finding investigations
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Performing legal research and writing
  • Preparing discovery requests
  • Drafting motions
  • Aiding in the preparation of court cases
  • Observing the formulation and implementation of legal strategies
  • Observing attorneys in court or in administrative proceedings
  • Following settlement negotiations
  • Documenting in computerized case management database

Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school, classified as a rising 2L, 2L, rising 3L, or 3L; have demonstrated interest in serving the needs of low income 60+ individuals and have a sensitivity to the needs of the elderly.

The ability to speak languages in addition to English is a plus but is not required.

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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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly Intern (Summer) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $45,755 to $57,482 with an average total cash compensation of $51,618. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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