Weekly Seminar Series for Interns

Internship programs at the National Academy of Social Insurance were established nearly 30 years ago to fulfill the vision of founder, Robert M. Ball, and other founding board members. The aim is to help develop the next generation of social insurance leaders.

Students in the Academy's summer internship programs participate in weekly seminars, policy forums, and the annual Robert M. Ball Award banquet. These experiences allow students to interact with current leaders in the field. Seminars are classroom-style presentations geared towards deepening interns’ understanding of current issues in social insurance.

Academy Members and internship partners are invited to attend the 2018 weekly seminars which are held on Friday mornings from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Our schedule for 2018 featured the following speakers:

June 8
Disability Policy
Lisa Ekman
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

June 15                                                                                    
The Future of Work
Indi Dutta-Gupta
Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality    

June 22
Workers’ Compensation
Scott Szymendera
Congressional Research Service

Beyond the Internship
Leah Smith          

July 13
Social Security
Ben Veghte
National Academy of Social Insurance

July 20
Social Insurance and Human Priorities
William Rodgers
Rutgers University          

July 27
Affordable Care Act
Jack Ebeler
Health Policy Analyst

August 3
Long Term Care
Anne Montgomery
Altarum Institute    

August 10
Paid Family and Medical Leave: Not If, But When
Wendy Chun-Hoon
Family Values at Work          

All events are held at the Conference Center in the Academy’s building at 1200 New Hampshire Ave, NW, on the 5th floor.