Internship Application 2020-2021

Application form and all materials must be submitted electronically by Friday, January 8, 2021 for Fein Internship, and January 29, 2021 for all others. Only complete applications will be considered by the selection committees for placements in Washington, DC that begin in either May or June 2021.


Cover letter (1-2 pages maximum) that explains your interest in the internship program. Your cover letter should discuss:

  • The role of social insurance programs in your life, your family’s life, and/or your community or our society.
  • The specific internship for which you are applying (your first choice), and why this program is well suited to your educational goals, professional development, and/or career aspirations (one paragraph).
  • If applying to more than one internship program, please discuss in a separate paragraph why you are interested in the other programs.
  • Any special skills or qualifications you will bring to your internship. Or, the extent to which you have studied social insurance programs and/or the area (e.g., health policy) covered by the program for which you are applying.

An unofficial transcript may be uploaded here, or please send an official transcript to If you are a graduate student, submit a copy of your undergraduate and graduate course work to-date.

If you are unable to provide Letters of Recommendation at this time, they can be submitted separately by email to

For additional information, please contact us at (202) 452-8097 or