2/1/2018 – February marks the third annual Insurance Careers Month, a month-long campaign designed to generate awareness surrounding career opportunities in the insurance industry. Backed by a coalition of organizations, companies and industry professionals, Insurance Careers Month aims to illuminate the variety of insurance career paths available to students and aspiring young professionals.
OII and our members proudly support Insurance Careers Month and the industry-wide effort to share the many career opportunities available.
What better way to investigate a potential career choice and gain real-world experience than through an internship? Insurance companies offer a multitude of internship programs that help students and recent grads learn more about the day-to-day responsibilities and job functions that align with their skills and interests.
Whether you’re an aspiring actuary, data analyst or marketer, nothing can help set you up for success quite like on-the-job education and mentorship. Here are just some programs offered by our members.
Erie Insurance Future Focus Internship Program
Erie Insurance offers full-time college students in their junior year (or those completing a master’s degree program), the opportunity to obtain a challenging, rewarding internship position. Erie’s paid internship positions span a wide variety of disciplines, including accounting/finance, actuarial sciences, human resources, information technology, marketing and more.
The internship includes orientation to the company and the insurance industry through:
- A variety of challenging assignments in a stimulating work environment
- A personal mentor
- Networking events with CEO and executives
- Welcome and wrap up events
- Educational programs and roundtable lunches
- Community service projects
There are also social and networking events and recreational activities that will round out your experience in Erie, and relocation assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Intern with Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual offers a paid internship program to college students interested in exploring insurance opportunities. From the classroom to the boardroom, Grinnell helps students expand their skill sets through a collaborative learning environment and proudly shares its internship mission: We believe education can change the world.
At Grinnel Mutual, student take on exciting assignments and meaningful projects, participate in field travel and network with industry leaders. Undergraduate students who have completed their sophomore or junior year, with majors in accounting, business, economics, finance, computer science, insurance or marketing are encouraged to apply.
Grinnell was named to the Des Moines Register’s Top Workplaces for 2017.
State Farm College Internship Opportunities
Ever wanted to spend a summer somewhere new? State Farm hires college students for internships at their corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois and for their Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix metro area facilities.
Their 11-week program begins in mid to late May, depending on the location, and offers a balance of work and fun, with business acumen/career workshops, mentorship and networking programs.
Internship opportunities are diverse, with everything from IT/Systems to State Farm Bank®, Actuary, Life/Health/Mutual Funds, and more. Learn more about the career areas that may offer college internships, then visit their Job Search page and select Internship from the Employment Type dropdown to find current internship openings.
Westfield Insurance Internship & Graduate Programs
Westfield Insurance provides college students the opportunity to receive meaningful internships that connect their field of study with real-world experience. Its program includes job shadowing and training, mentorship, networking events and performance management.
Paid internships are offered in a variety of disciplines, including information technology, marketing, human resources, finance and more. Westfield also offers a unique graduate development program linking the talent, interests and skills of recent grads with potential positions within the company that includes additional educational opportunities, cross training and team building.
Internships & Education Outreach Through Ohio Mutual
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group (OMIG) is proactive in providing insurance career and education outreach to school-age students and teachers. The company annually extends an open invitation to eighth graders from local school districts to visit their campus, learning firsthand about insurance career opportunities.
During the summer, Ohio Mutual hires local high school grads and Ohio college students as interns. Contact Casie Grau, firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-563-0853 regarding internship opportunities.
Lastly, the company has established connections with Ohio colleges and universities that offer risk management majors, including Bowling Green State University and Tiffin University. “We couldn’t ask for a better partnership,” is how Tiffin President Lillian Schumacher, describes their collaborative efforts.