Summer 2019 Internship | Health and Aging: NYC-Based Healthcare Philanthropy

The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.
55 East 59th Street
 – 16th floor
New York, NY 10022


Start Date: June 21, 2019               End Date: August 30, 2019

Salary: $17 per hour                       Work Hours: Approx. 35 hours per week


Background: The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. For more than three decades, the organization has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and testing and replicating innovative approaches to care. The Foundation has three priority areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Working with its grantees, the Foundation strives to change the status quo and create a society where older adults can continue their vital contributions.


Position Details: Selected candidates will support the President and John A. Hartford Foundation staff with various projects that advance the mission of improving care for older adults. Past projects have focused on topics related to elder abuse and mistreatment, age-friendly hospitals, end of life and palliative care. This will require interns to conduct research and produce writing related to the fields of geriatrics and gerontology, and perform administrative projects related to the day to day operations of the Foundation. A significant project currently underway is the publication of a textbook that will serve as a comprehensive reference for the NICHE program and the strategies employed over the past 30 years to build on nursing leadership in order to accelerate the progress in momentum of care improvement for older adults. Selected candidates would be expected to take ownership in this major initiative in addition to other assigned projects.


Position Requirements/Preferred Skills:

  • Current enrollment in a related graduate level degree program (MPH, MPA, MSW, MHA, etc.)
  • Strong writing and communication skills  
  • Adaptability to new opportunities and projects
  • Interest in philanthropy, health care, and/or aging
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work independently, and manage time effectively
  • Must arrange own housing within New York City or local area


Terry Fulmer, President


How Do I Get Started?

To apply please submit the following to

  • An updated resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your experience and interest in working for The John A. Hartford Foundation

Due to the anticipated volume of applications further contact by applicants is not allowed. Please no phone calls.

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