Clarence Pearson Fellowship
Clarence Pearson Fellowship

Spring 2019 


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

For spring 2019, the Pearson Fellow will be placed at the offices of the Global Coalition on Aging, the world’s leading business voice on aging-related policy and strategy.

Through the mentorship of the Global Coalition management team, the fellow will help with the planning of the first-ever Silver Economy Forum in summer 2019, which will explore the opportunities of growing silver markets to achieve healthy and active aging.

This paid internship offers a Masters-level student the opportunity to contribute to projects and gain a better understanding of cross-sector collaborations to advance healthy aging, both nationally and internationally.

Graduate students in Public Health, Political Science, International Policy, Public or Non-Profit Administration, Health Education, Communications, and Strategy are especially encouraged to apply.



• Meet leaders at NYC-based aging and global health organizations, work with experienced mentors, and network with current and past fellows.

• Exposure to the latest interdisciplinary research on healthy aging.

• Contribute to planning and marketing of international conference.



• Student must be either currently enrolled in a graduate program with at least one semester completed. Recent Masters-level graduates may be considered.

• Must be able to work well in a self-directed environment.

• Both Financial Need and Academic Merit are key criteria.

• Previous experience working in nonprofit organization. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. 

• NYC-area residency or study.


$5000. Accommodations and travel will not be provided. 


Offices of the Global Coalition on Aging in Manhattan.


15-20 hours a week for a full semester


Cover letter addressing: 1) your interest and experience in raising awareness of and driving policy changes to enable healthy aging around the globe, 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.

Resume or CV.

To address merit, please provide your most recent transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)



The Spring 2019 awards are closed and applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back for future application information.

About Clarence Pearson


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 Fellowship fund here.



About Clarence E. Pearson