Each summer, the Academy offers a select number of nationally competitive paid internships for students studying for or interested in careers in social insurance policy. The internships offer students an opportunity to engage with the Academy’s membership, a group made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance policy. The Academy is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities and provides interns with access to information and experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
Our internship programs cover a wide array of policy areas including Health and Income Security Policy (Merton Bernstein Internship), Aging and Long-term Care Policy (Somers Internship), Disability Policy (Eileen Sweeney Internship), and Health Policy (Rashi Fein Internship and Congressman Pete Stark Internship).
The programs consist of a 12-week summer semester internship that usually spans May to August, depending on the student’s college schedule. Students receive compensation for their internship experience and academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s college or university. International students with valid student visas are encouraged to apply and can be placed with non-governmental organizations if placement projects match their skills and interests.