One of my favorite parts of ChangingAging.org is receiving emails from students studying various fields of aging. It gives me the greatest hope for the future knowing the next generation is engaged and involved and embracing a pro-aging attitude.
I want to share an opportunity specifically for students in New York City who want to make a difference in the fields of aging studies. The American Federation for Aging Research has created a new graduate student internship program in honor of Clarence Pearson, a luminary in the field of global health and aging who died earlier this year.
The Clarence Pearson Internship in Global Health and Aging is recruiting an enterprising graduate student to begin work this January 2015 on an extensive audit of existing organizational, financial, and social resources for aging populations and age-related research world wide.
The ongoing efforts of Clarence Pearson Global Health and Aging Interns will make important contributions not only to the fields of aging research, but to the benefit and well-being of older adults around the world.
To apply or learn more click here. Please help get this announcement into the hands of grad students and internship coordinators in the NYC area.
• 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
• Both Financial Need and Academic Merit are key criteria
• Public Health and International Studies students strongly encouraged to apply