Internship Opportunities

The National Academy of Social Insurance invites outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to apply for an internship in public policy in Washington, DC.

Students pursuing law, political science, public policy, health policy, gerontology, social work, economics, communications, actuarial science, or related degrees are encouraged to apply.

Interns receive a $4,500 honorarium to offset living expenses in DC, and academic credit may be arranged. The program consists of a 12-week full-time placement that usually spans May to August, depending on the student’s schedule. To find out more about the specific internship programs, click on the links below or contact us at

January 3, 2020

This internship program seeks students to serve as interns on social policy research and policy analysis projects in Washington, DC.

January 3, 2020

This internship program on aging and long-term care research encourages young scholars to study aging and long-term care policy projects.

January 3, 2020

This internship program is geared to graduate students aspiring to a career in social policy with a focus on disability.

January 3, 2020

This internship program seeks students with an interest in Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, health care, and health policy. 

January 3, 2020

This internship is for graduate students interested in health policy and the process â€‹involved with developing and implementing legislation, regulations, and policy initiatives.

October 21, 2019

Established in 1993, the Academy’s John Heinz Dissertation Award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding doctoral research by new scholars addressing social insurance policy questions.