Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP) works to foster a vision of later life as a time for continued growth, adaptation and contribution. We engage students, faculty, and community members to challenge stereotypes about aging and grow together through intergenerational dialogue.
To fulfill our vision, we:
- Enter into reciprocal relationships with local, state, national, and global partners to promote innovation and inclusion in aging services and programs.
- Support authentic collaborations, partnerships, and mentoring.
- Create opportunities to work with and to learn from more marginalized students, elders, communities, and organizations (e.g., people of color, first-generation college students, people with lower incomes, LGBTQ people), as it benefits all of us.
- Share our learning, advice, approaches, and tools generously.
- Bring people and partners into our work through the avenues of arts and humanities, civic engagement, and dialogue.
- Live our values inside PiAP as we support those values beyond PiAP.
Student Internship Program
Each year, PiAP partners with some of the most innovative organizations in the community to offer UNC students experiential learning opportunities in aging. Interns in the program leverage their experience and education at UNC to address critical aging issues such as housing, transportation, social engagement, and caregiving. With deep mentoring by community and campus experts, PiAP interns witness the power of partnership and develop new perspectives on aging.
Your donation to the program will go toward:
- Connecting UNC students to paid internship experiences working with innovative aging service organizations in NC communities.
- Providing students with rich mentorship from experts in the fields of community development, health sciences, aging services, and nonprofit leadership.
- Enhancing the workforce in aging with innovative, thoughtful, and passionate young leaders.
Meet a PiAP Intern
Talia Kieu is an MSPH-PhD student in the Health Behavior department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Through PiAP’s internship program, she is assisting the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition to refine their mission and set their strategic priorities to ensure historically marginalized groups are at the forefront of their work. The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition works to create accessible, affordable housing for all, especially seniors who are the most cost-burdened age group. Prior to beginning her program at UNC, Talia received her BS in Public Health at San Diego State University, where she supported several community-based participatory research projects.