Social Security Administration

About Social Security Administration

Social Security provides financial protection for our nation’s people, supporting more than 64 million individuals and families. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. We are there throughout life’s journey, helping secure today and tomorrow.

We are one of the largest independent agencies in government, with over 58,000 team members throughout the country.

Our talented workforce includes employees who serve customers directly, as well as those who support their work in diverse fields. Through compassion and dedication, our team members help promote the economic security of the country. They are the heart of our agency, providing high-quality, personalized service to people in their communities, nationwide, and even living abroad.

Our workforce is our greatest strength at SSA. We place high priority on developing, engaging, and empowering our team members. Through career development programs, our team members have access to a wide range of training and professional development opportunities. We rely on our team members’ feedback to improve how we administer our programs and to create an environment of trust and cooperation across our organization. We also offer an excellent benefits package to our team members.

To learn more about a career with SSA, visit


pathways summer intern

June 2019 - September 2019 Dallas, TX
“Flexible Schedule”

Pathways Intern

June 2019 - September 2019 Douglas, AZ
“During my internship at the Social Security office in Douglas, AZ, I enjoyed many things such as coworkers, challenges, and my daily tasks. Every single one of coworkers was very helpful during my entire internship. Any time I needed guidance to complete a task, my coworkers would always find time to show me how to complete the task. When I first began my internship, it was challenging to complete many tasks because I needed to complete all tasks according to specific laws and policies. After finally understanding all of the policies and how to complete the tasks, it made my days much easier and more exciting.”
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