Clarence Pearson Internship
Clarence Pearson Internship

Application Guidelines

Fall 2016 deadline: August 1

The American Federation for Aging Research welcomes applications from graduate students for the Clarence Pearson Internship in Global Health and Aging for fall 2016.

The intern will contribute to an audit of existing organizational, public health, 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.



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

Help develop strategies to share findings

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

Contribute to the work of a premiere organization that has been advancing biomedical research on aging and healthspan for 35 years



Student must be currently enrolled in a graduate program

Student will secure an academic mentor at their institution who can help guide research

Both Financial Need and Academic Merit are key criteria

Public Health and International Studies students strongly encouraged to apply

Previous experience working in nonprofit organization and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel helpful



$5000. 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



Cover letter addressing: 1) your interest and experience in age-related research, and 2) how the honorarium will help ease your financial burden, noting an approximation of what percentage of your tuition and academic costs are not currently covered by personal contributions or scholarships/awards

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

Resume or CV including professional and academic references

To address merit, please provide your most recent transcripts



August 1, 2016.  Please send your application to AFAR, 55 West 39th, 16th Floor, NY, NY 10018 or email

For further information, please contact Gemma Martinelli 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.

Learn more about Clarence E. Pearson’s influential career and inspiring character in this interview.

Contribute to the Pearson Internship fund here.



About Clarence E. Pearson