Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) in Washington, DC
WINS provides a professional, real-world work experience, ideal for jump starting a career or enhancing a graduate school application. Internships are available in a variety of fields within leading government agencies and other organizations, including local law firms.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to live, learn, and intern in Washington, DC with WINS, hosted at American University. If selected for this capital city program, the sponsoring internship organization will pay for your tuition, books, housing, meal plan, transportation cost, and a small living stipend while working in Washington, DC. An on-line application is available through our website at http://www.american.edu/wins .
We are currently looking for students who may have interest in working within the Social Security Administration. The ideal applicant would have a strong interest or experience in the following areas: public policy, statistics, economics, communications, budget and finance, IT, and/or cultural diversity. Applicants should also have strong verbal and writing skills, motivation to complete task at hand, and be able to collaborate. A background check is administered to check personal and credit history for an internship position with the SSA.
If you have any questions about the application process or the requirements, please feel free Jack Soto at (202) 895-4879 or at
. You may also contact the WINS office at (202) 885-5934 or 1-800-853-3076 or by email at
Social Security Administration (SSA)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent Federal agency. It is headed by a Commissioner, Michael J. Astrue, who serves a term appointment. The Agency consists of a staff of approximately 67,785 employees and delivers services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that includes regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our headquarters located in Woodlawn, Maryland. In addition, SSA has a presence in foreign locations around the globe referred to as Foreign Benefit Units.
The mission of SSA is to deliver social security services that meet the changing needs of the public; thereby touching the lives of virtually every American, as well as many people internationally. SSA is responsible for administering the various statutes and programs that make up the largest social insurance program in the world. The vast majority of SSA’s resources are expended administering the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, which provide financial support to the aged, blind, disabled adults, and disabled children with limited resources. Finally, SSA disburses various benefits under the Black Lung program of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act and enrolls beneficiaries in Medicare.
SSA is one of the most diverse agencies in the Federal government and is considered by many Federal and private entities to be a model employer. SSA is the face of government for the public throughout the nation and the rich diversity of its employees mirrors the public it serves. Consequently, for the second consecutive year in Equal Opportunity Magazine, SSA was ranked among the “Top 20” Federal agencies for which to work in the 17 th Annual “Top 20 Government Agencies ” survey. Additionally, SSA ranked among the “Top 20 Government Agencies” in the 19 th Annual CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine.