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 2022 will feature the following presentations:

Friday, June 3 | Workers’ Compensation

Friday, June 10 | Social Security: Will it be there for us? 

Friday, June 17 | HolidayNo Seminar 

Friday, June 24 | SSI and SSDI: Present challenges and future policy fixes 

  • Bethany Lilly , Senior Director for income policy at The Arc

Friday, July 1 | HolidayNo Seminar 

Friday, July 8 | Economic Policy and Social & Racial Justice 

Friday, July 15 | Long-Term Services and Support

Friday, July 22 | The Care Economy 

Friday, July 29 | Medicare and Health Policy 

Friday, August 5 | Medicaid

Friday, August 12 | Final Seminar: The Path of Leadership 

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