Clarence Pearson Internship
Clarence Pearson Internship



Clarence Pearson Internship in Global Health and Aging

The American Federation for Aging Research welcomes applications from graduate students in the New York City area for the inaugural Clarence Pearson Internship in Global Health and Aging. The intern will lead an extensive audit of existing organizational, financial, and social resources for aging populations and age-related research around the world. The findings will not only make important cross-disciplinary contributions to the field of age-related research, but also inform the research to be conducted by future interns.


Meet and interview leaders at NYC-based aging and global health organizations

Gain deeper knowledge of scientific, clinical, and social science research in age-related health concerns

Write and help publish and distribute a white paper report and help develop strategies to share findings

Present findings before leaders in NYC-based aging and global health organizations


Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in the greater New York City region

Students must provide an academic mentor at their institution who can help guide research

Financial need and academic merit strongly considered

Public Health and International Studies students strongly encouraged to apply



Accommodations and travel will not be provided.


AFAR offices, 55 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

Reporting to AFAR Executive Director and Communications Officer


Two to three days a week for a full semester

Anticipated start date January through June 2015


Cover letter addressing current interest and experience in aging-related research

Letter of recommendation from mentoring faculty

Writing sample such as scholarly article, research paper, or research-driven blog post Resume or CV

To address financial need, please provide Expected Family Contribution, using an EFC calculator or your existing financial aid records

To address merit, please provide your most recent transcripts


Please send completed application by December 22, 2014 to AFAR, 55 West 39th, 16th Floor, NY, NY 10018 or email

For further information, please contact John Chaich, Communications Officer, at or 212.703.9977.



Clarence Pearson dedicated his career to building relationships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in order to raise awareness about the impact of the growing aging population worldwide.

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