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Washington Internship on Social Insurance

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Honorarium: 
$3,500.00

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on social insurance policy research and analysis projects in Washington, DC. Students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship.

NASI's Washington Interns on Social Insurance have the opportunity to:

  • Work with leading experts and officials who are recognized authorities on social insurance policy, Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, disability long-term care, health care financing, and related public and private programs;
  • Gain valuable work experience;
  • Make professional contacts and network in their areas of interest; and
  • Discuss current policy issues and attend Congressional hearings.

NASI interns work closely with the experts in their Washington or Baltimore offices. Placements may include:

  • AARP
  • AFL-CIO
  • Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Brookings Institution
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Department of Labor
  • Employee Benefit Research Institute
  • Generations United
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Grantmakers in Health
  • House Ways and Means Committee
  • Institute for America’s Future
  • Institute for Health Policy Solutions
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • National Academy of Social Insurance
  • National Governor’s Association
  • Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NASI, as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance programs, is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities. NASI’s members, recognized experts in social insurance and health policy, offer the interns access to information and experiences found nowhere else. This is a nationally competitive program with only five placements made each year. Academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s college or university. International Students with valid student visas can be placed with non-governmental organizations, if placement projects match their skills and interests.

 

To apply for the Washington Internship on Social Insurance, please submit the following by March 1:

1.   A completed Online Internship Application or a PDF Internship Application form

2.   A one-page cover letter that explains your interest in the internship program and answers the following questions:

  • In your own words, how would you define social insurance and its role in your family’s life?
  • To what extent have you studied social insurance programs?
  • What special skills or qualifications will you bring to your placement?
  • On what types of assignments do you perform best? (e.g. research, writing, statistics, computer applications, organizing etc.)
  • How will this experience relate to your future career plans?

3.   Resume

4.   Official transcript (if you are a graduate student, submit a copy of your undergraduate and graduate course work to date)

5.   Three professional and/or academic written letters of recommendation with contact information

6.   A five to ten page writing sample which reflects the type and quality of work you have done

Mail to:
Internship Programs
National Academy of Social Insurance
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-1904

Application and materials must be received by March 1.

Completed applications will be considered by the selection committees for placements
beginning in May or June.

Applications will be considered incomplete if any information is missing as of the deadline.

For additional information, contact NASI’s Internship Coordinator at (202) 452-8097 or internships@nasi.org.

 

Download Internship Application Form