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Somers Research Internship on Long-Term Care and Aging

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Honorarium: 
$4,500.00

Anne Ramsey Somers was an author, professor, and health care expert with over five decades of experience in the field of long-term care, consumer health education, financing of Medicare, and geriatrics.  Her work as an economist included: contributions to the creation of the Medicare Bill (working with the team headed by Wilbur Cohen) in 1965; advising Health and Human Services (HHS) on Medicare reimbursement as part of the Health Insurance Advisory Council; and heading a task force on health promotion for the National Conference on Preventive Medicine. The Somers Research Internship on Long-Term Care and Aging is research oriented, focusing on aging and long-term care issues.

Remembering Anne Somers 

Support the Somers Research Internship on Long-Term Care and Aging

Somers interns have the opportunity to:

  • Work with leading long-term care policy experts;
  • Gain valuable work experience; and
  • Make professional contacts and network in their area of interest; and attend relevant seminars, symposia, and make site visits to long-term care facilities.

Somers interns work closely with the experts in their Washington offices. Our most recent internship placements have included:

  •  AcademyHealth
  • AFL-CIO
  • 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 Somers Research Internship on Long-Term Care and Aging, please see the Internship Application