For 35 years, AARP LCE has championed the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal and social work services to those in need — empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors. LCE's staff and volunteers assist more than 5,000 elders each year, with monetary benefits totaling over $5 million. More than ninety percent of older neighbors receiving help from LCE are persons of color, and three quarters are low-income women. AARP is located within walking distance from Georgetown Law, at 601 E Street NW.

AARP LCE is seeking student volunteers/interns for the following positions:

  1. LCE Ombudsman Program (1 student needed; 5-10 hours/week)
    • Assist with collecting and reviewing DC nursing home contracts to determine how many contracts have arbitration clauses and/or clauses regarding Medicaid and Medicare payments.
    • Assist with compiling a legal resource manual for advocates in long-term care facilities as well as home health care.
  2. Schedule H Project (1-2 students; 5-10 hours/week)
    • Screen clients for eligibility for tax credits for low-income individuals
    • Meet with clients to help them fill out tax forms to obtain their tax credits and follow up to ensure that tax credits are received.

How do I sign up? Students interested in the Ombudsman Program should contact Mary Ann Parker at MAParker@aarp.org. Students interested in the Schedule H Project should contact Rochelle Bobroff at rbobroff@aarp.org.