Rashi Fein Internship in Health Policy

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

In establishing the Rashi Fein Internship in Health Policy, the National Academy of Social Insurance recognizes and honors his long, productive career and his substantial accomplishments.  Professor Fein was a prominent participant in the effort to bring about a fair and equitable program of universal national health insurance for all Americans. He played a significant role in the development of the Medicare and Medicaid programs and was unquestionably a lifelong advocate for the social insurance model.

Remembering Rashi Fein

Support the Rashi Fein Internship in Health Policy

Students aspiring to a career in health policy are urged to apply for the Rashi Fein Internship in Health Policy. 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 offices. Our most recent internship placements have included:

  •  AcademyHealth
  • Buffin Foundation
  • Center for Global Policy Solutions
  • Community Catalyst
  • Congressional Research Service
  • Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA)
  • Medicaid and Chip Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)
  • National Academy of Social Insurance
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
  • Senate HELP Committee
  • Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB)
  • Urban Institute

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.

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 see the Internship Application