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Washington Internship on Social Insurance



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: Work with leading experts and officials who are recognized authorities on social insurance policy, Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, disability long-term care, health care financing, and related public and private programs; Gain valuable work experience; Make professional contacts and network in their areas of interest; and discuss current policy issues and attend Congressional hearings. 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.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

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Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):

Other: Economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or related subjects

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Amount Awarded:
$1,000 to $4,999
Other: $4,500


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