The National Academy of Social Insurance seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on social insurance policy research and analysis projects in Washington, DC. Students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship.
The Academy's Washington Interns on Social Insurance have the opportunity to:
Academy interns work closely with the experts in their Washington or Baltimore offices. Placements may include:
The Academy, as a nonprofit, 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. This is a nationally competitive program with only five placements made each year. 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 Washington Internship on Social Insurance, please submit the following by March 1:
2. A one-page cover letter that explains your interest in the internship program and answers the following questions:
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
National Academy of Social Insurance
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Suite 830
Washington, DC 20036
Application and materials must be received by March 1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.