Internship Application

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The window to apply for National Academy of Social Insurance internship program has closed. Please check back in the fall for 2021 programs.


Thank you for your interest in interning at the National Academy of Social Insurance. In addition to completing the form below, you must include the following with your application:

  1. A one to two page cover letter that explains your interest in the internship program and answers the following questions:
    • The role of social insurance programs in your life, your family’s life, and/or your community or our society.
    • The specific internship for which you are applying (your first choice), and why this program is well suited to your educational goals, professional development, and/or career aspirations (one paragraph).
    • If applying to more than one internship program, please discuss in a separate paragraph why you are interested in the other programs. 
    • Any special skills or qualifications you will bring to your internship. Or, the extent to which you have studied social insurance programs and/or the area (e.g., health policy) covered by the program for which you are applying.
  2. A resume or CV;
  3. An official transcript (if you are a graduate student, submit a copy of your undergraduate and graduate course work to-date);
  4. Three professional and/or academic written letters of recommendation with contact information; if via email, the letter must come from the recommender’s email address; and
  5. A five to ten page writing sample which reflects the type and quality of work you have done.

Application form and all materials (items 1-5 above) must be postmarked or submitted electronically by Friday, January 3, 2020. *The application deadline for the Somers, Sweeney, and Stark internships has been extended to January 21, 2020.*

Only complete applications will be considered by the selection committees for placements in Washington, DC that begin in either May or June 2020.

*If you prefer to mail in your complete application, please send a completed application form (PDF) (MS Word) and accompanying materials to:

Internship Programs
National Academy of Social Insurance
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Suite 830
Washington, DC 20036

Or email to Recommendation letters sent by email must be sent from the recommenders' email address. 

For additional information, contact the Academy's Internship Coordinator at (202) 243-7283 or by e-mail at

The National Academy of Social Insurance is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.