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 celebration. 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. This year, all seminars and events are being held virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Interns will also participate in the 2020 Ball Award: Campaign for Social Insurance (learn more).

Our intern seminar schedule for 2020 features the following presentations:

Friday, June 5
What is Social Insurance? Fay Lomax Cook, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Academy

Friday, June 12
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Social Security Now, Elisa Walker, House Ways and Means Committee

Friday, June 19
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Federal Budget 101, Martha Coven, Princeton University

Friday, June 26
12:00-1:00 pm ET
Unemployment Insurance, Melissa Boteach, National Women’s Law Center 

Thursday, July 2
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Disability Policy, Harold Pollack, University of Chicago

Friday, July 10
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Caregiving and Long Term Services & Support, Jeff Hayes, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Friday, July 17
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Assured Income, Christina FitzPatrick, AARP

Friday, July 24
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Workers’ Compensation, Michael Dworsky, RAND Corporation

Friday, July 31
12:00-2:00 pm ET
Medicare and Health Reform, Bethany Cole, National Academy of Social Insurance and Tricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation

Friday, August 7
12:00-2:00 pm ET
Social Insurance and Human Priorities, William Rodgers, Board Chair, National Academy of Social Insurance