The application window for the Academy’s Burton Internship is currently closed.

Who should apply for this internship? 

Upper division undergraduate and graduate students across the U.S. who are interested in workers’ compensation are invited to apply for the John Burton Internship on Workers’ Compensation Research and Policy. Students pursuing courses of study in health policy, health economics, public policy, social policy, or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer internship in Washington, DC.​*

Students selected for the program will work at the National Academy of Social Insurance under the supervision of an Academy Member. Burton Interns will:​  

  • Work with leading experts and officials working on Workers’ Compensation and related public and private worker safety programs; 
  • Gain valuable work experience; 
  • Make professional contacts and network in their area(s) of interest; and​ 
  • Participate in a weekly seminar series with an internship cohort comprised of talented students working in other areas of social insurance.​ 
  • Receive scholarships to travel to and participate in the annual WCRI conference the March following their internship.​ 

 *As of summer 2022, Academy interns are offered hybrid or in-person work arrangements, which are subject to change depending on COVID-19. 

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