Internship programs at the National Academy of Social Insurance were established nearly 30 years ago to fulfill the vision of founder, Robert M. Ball, and other founding board members. The aim is to help develop the next generation of social insurance leaders.

In addition to work at their placement organizations, students in the Academy’s summer internship programs participate in weekly seminars, policy forums, and the annual Robert M. Ball Award celebration. These experiences allow students to interact with current leaders in the field. Seminars are classroom-style presentations geared towards deepening interns’ understanding of current issues in social insurance.

Our intern seminar schedule for 2023 will feature the following presentations:

Friday, June 2 | Workers’ Compensation

Friday, June 9 | Retirement and Journey to the Hill

Friday, June 16 | HolidayNo Seminar 

Friday, June 23 | Health System Transformation

Friday, June 30 | HolidayNo Seminar 

Friday, July 7 | Social Security and the Congress

Friday, July 14 | Medicare

Friday, July 21 | AcademyHealth on Medicaid and DEI Work

Friday, July 28 | Long-Term Services and Support

Friday, August 4 |  Social Security for Young People

Friday, August 11 | Graduation Ceremony – “All It Takes Is You”

  • Josie Kalipeni – virtual, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work
  • Tyler Welch, Academy Alum, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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