American Society on Aging Social Impact Fellowship

Fellowship Description

ASA is excited to offer a GradFUTURES Fellow the opportunity to help shape and launch ASA Rise, a leadership training program to advance people of color in the field of aging, and contribute to other diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs that ASA is building. This position requires strong writing, organizational, and collaboration skills. The Fellow will report to the Director of Programs & Thought Leadership, coordinate directly with ASA Vice Presidents and the CEO, and engage with working groups composed of national leaders in the field of aging.


  • Support Fellow and Mentor recruitment, curriculum design and program planning for ASA Rise. 
  • Take a major role in the development of practical toolkits and resources related to DEI, alongside the Director 
  • Contribute to Generations, ASA’s digital publication portfolio with an audience reach of over 80,000 
  • Collaborate with ASA members and leadership groups focused on social justice and equity in aging
  • Duration: 10 hrs. per week

Your Host

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The American Society on Aging (ASA) unites, empowers, and champions everyone striving to improve aging. Since 1954, ASA has developed and led the largest, most diverse community of professionals working in aging in America. As a result, ASA has become the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults.

As we unite, empower and champion our community, ASA has the unique responsibility to be a strong voice and thought leader on critical systemic issues that influence how we age. As America struggles with how best to respond to the need for greater inclusivity, anti-ageism, and equity, ASA sees its responsibility as a leader to drive the discourse and advocate for the change necessary to address these issues in aging.

SIF Mentor

Leanne Clark-Shirley
Vice President of Programs and Thought Leadership, The American Society on Aging
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor

Current & Former ASA Fellows

Pallavi Podapati, GS, HOS
GradFUTURES Fellow

"My fellowship with the American Society on Aging focused my thinking on larger sociopolitical issues and allowed me to apply my research in rewarding ways, all while collaborating with a fantastic team of dedicated individuals."