Employment Opportunities

The National Academy of Social Insurance (the Academy) seeks skilled and energetic professionals (see below for specific openings as they become available). The Academy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington, DC.  As a membership organization, the Academy is comprised of approximately 1,000 of the nation’s leaders and experts in the interdisciplinary field of social insurance.

The Academy values and encourages professional growth and development. Staff members receive ongoing training to help build capacity and improve performance. Other professional development opportunities are based on your areas of interest.

We are currently accepting applications for a Development Intern. This is a separate opportunity from our formal Summer Internship Program.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is seeking a part-time Development Intern for the Winter and Spring of 2017 to assist with the preparations for our 2017 policy conference on “Social Insurance: Opportunities and Challenges Facing the New Leadership and the American People” (January 25-26). In addition to event planning, this position will assist with development and membership engagement projects. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the operations of a small non-profit organization and get hands-on, educational experience in the non-profit world. The office is located near Dupont Circle (Metro Red Line) and Foggy Bottom (Metro Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) and many bus routes.

REPORTS TO: Director of Development & Administration

TIME: Start date flexible (but no later than 01/09/17); minimum of 16-20 hours per week; internship concludes in late April or early May


  • Assisting with all aspects of the Academy’s 2017 policy research conference:
    • Working on event logistics, speakers, and program details
    • Assisting with planning and facilitating meetings
    • Analyzing post-conference metrics
    • Supporting staff on various conference projects, as needed.
  • Developing fundraising appeals targeted to various donor types
    • Updating donor prospects database and analyzing data
  • Assisting with our membership services program
  • Conducting office administration tasks and other duties as assigned


  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter who has the ability to work independently on projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Outreach experience a plus
  • Strong interest in non-profit sector and/or in public policy or social policy
  • Ability to work part-time (16-20 hours/week; more hours during conference time) at the Academy’s office


  • $10-$12/hour for undergraduate interns, based on previous experience; $14-$16/hour for graduate student interns, based on previous experience
  • Course credit may be available, depending on criteria of the university/college
  • Networking opportunities

 Send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (1-3 pg) to