Rashi Fein Internship in Health Policy

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

The National Academy of Social Insurance seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students interested in promoting equitable access for all Americans to high quality, affordable, cost-effective health care. Students studying health policy, health economics, public policy, social policy, or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship in Washington, DC.

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Fein Interns will be afforded the opportunity to:

  • Work with leading experts and officials who are recognized authorities on Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, public and private sector employee health benefits programs, health care financing, and related public and private health programs;
  • Gain valuable work experience;
  • Make professional contacts and network in their areas of interest; and
  • Discuss current policy issues and attend Congressional hearings.

Academy interns work closely with the experts in their Washington or Baltimore offices.

Placements may include:

  • AARP
  • Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Grantmakers in Health
  • House Education and Workforce Committee
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • House Ways and Means Committee
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • MedPAC
  • National Academy of Social Insurance
  • National Governor’s Association
  • Senate Finance Committee
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The National Academy of Social Insurance, as a nonpartisan organization devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance programs, is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities. Academy members, recognized experts in social insurance and health policy, offer the interns access to information and experiences found nowhere else. Academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s college or university. International students with valid student visas can be placed with non-governmental organizations, if placement projects match their skills and interests.

To apply for the Rashi Fein Internship for Health Policy, please submit the following by February 1:

  1. A completed Online Internship Application or an Internship Application form
  2. A one-page cover letter that explains your interest in the internship program and answers the following questions:
    • In your own words, how would you define social insurance and its role in your family’s life?
    • To what extent have you studied social insurance programs?
    • What special skills or qualifications will you bring to your placement?
    • On what types of assignments do you perform best? (e.g. research, writing, statistics, computer applications, organizing etc.)
    • How will this experience relate to your future career plans?
  3. Resume
  4. Official transcript (if you are a graduate student, submit a copy of your undergraduate and graduate course work to date)
  5. Three professional and/or academic written letters of recommendation with contact information
  6. A five to ten page writing sample which reflects the type and quality of work you have done

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

Application and materials must be received by February 1, 2019.

Completed applications will be considered by the selection committees for placements beginning in May or June.

Applications will be considered incomplete if any information is missing as of the deadline.

For additional information, contact the Academy’s Internship Coordinator at (202) 452-8097 or