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March 01, 2013

COLA Internship/Externship Program

We are looking for law students:

Limited number of paid summer internships (completed 2L) for students with a public service/public interest focus

  • Unpaid internships – any time of the year
  • Externs – students for academic credit
  • Externs – semester in DC programs

Who are we?

  • We are a research and policy “think tank” on law and aging
  • Commission of 15-member, multi-disciplinary, national experts in law and aging appointed by the ABA president
  • Staff of 7, including 4 experienced attorneys
  • We work in a variety of substantive, policy, and program development issues including legal service access and delivery, elder abuse, guardianship and conservatorship, dispute resolution, professional ethics, health and long-term care decision-making, health care access, capacity assessment, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, other public benefits, pension and retirement income security, LGBT aging, and housing.

What you will do?

  • Research major substantive or policy issues in law and aging (goal is a publishable article or summary)
    Short research assignments
  • Work under supervision of experienced ABA staff attorneys
  • Attend law and policy briefings in DC
  • Network with experts in aging policy and law, administrative and legislative staff
  • Develop contacts and connections that can last a lifetime

Erica Wood, Assistant Director:
[email protected]
David Godfrey, Senior Attorney:
[email protected]