Senior Interns

Andrew Sullivan —  Sep 9 2013 @ 8:30am

Sophie Quinton highlights the rising number of fellowships exclusively targeting older Americans:

Millions of baby boomers, like [former Wells Fargo executive Nancy] Diao, don’t want or can’t afford to check out of the workforce at age 65. And many are seeking a transition into work that has a social impact. The San Francisco-based Encore.org helps older workers make that transition by pairing them with nonprofits in need of their private-sector expertise for a fellowship year. It’s an arrangement that fits the needs of all participants, and it has broader ramifications: As the population ages, keeping older workers in the workforce could boost the economy, alleviate retirement insecurity, and ease strain on the social-safety net.