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.
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. This year, all seminars are being held virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Our intern seminar schedule for 2021 features the following presentations:
Friday, June 4: Social Insurance Overview
Friday, June 11: The Role of Social Insurance in Eliminating Poverty
Friday, June 18: Social Security: Will it be there for us?
Friday, June 25: SSI and SSDI: Present challenges and future policy fixes
- Bethany Lilly
Senior director for income policy at The Arc
Friday, July 2
Friday, July 9: Unemployment Insurance
Friday, July 16: Medicare and Health Policy
Friday, July 23: Workers’ Compensation
Frida, July 30: Care Economy
Friday, August 6: Medicaid and LTSS
Friday, August 13: Final Seminar: The Path of Leadership