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Bond & Specialty Insurance Underwriting Development Program Internship

The Internship Program provides qualified students an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand experience, receive valuable on-the-job training and learn more about the property and casualty insurance industry.

Interns are expected to complete challenging and meaningful project work in the program. In addition, there are core assignments and a designated coach to further develop interns’ knowledge of insurance underwriting, sales and marketing.

What exactly is an Underwriter?

Insurance is the contractual transfer of financial risk from one party to another. Underwriters (Account Executives) are the heart of the insurance process, gathering and researching pertinent information and then using finely tuned analytical skills to evaluate the acceptability of business and institutional risk.

However, underwriters are more than just analysts – they are the core relationship builders with our agents and clients. They are responsible for managing a profitable portfolio of business through our distributing agents and brokers.

An underwriting career combines a dynamic blend of analytical and marketing skills – it's challenging, stimulating and a superb career choice.

The Bond & Specialty Insurance Division

The Bond & Specialty Insurance division provides management liability, professional liability and surety to businesses of all sizes. In addition, Bond & Specialty Insurance also provides traditional property casualty coverage to financial institutions. 

Bond & Specialty Insurance is organized into six business units:

  • Commercial Surety: Provides various surety bonds as required by public and private obligees. Surety bonds protect a third party from the failure of an insured to perform or fulfill an obligation.
  • Construction Services: Insuring the bond between contractors and clients.
  • Financial Institutions: Insurance for community banks, credit unions, insurance companies, investment advisors and large depository and non-depository institutions.
  • Private/Non-Profit Liability: Insurance products for private companies and non-profit institutions.
  • Professional Liability: Professional liability coverage protects against liability claims for negligence, errors and omissions in the performance of professional services.
  • Public Company Liability: Insurance products crafted to address the diverse management liability exposures faced by today's public companies.


Because the Bond & Specialty Insurance Internship Program is complex and dynamic, we welcome applicants who have a variety of majors, backgrounds and experiences.

We are most interested in students who are serious about entering the insurance industry and who are excited about the prospect of making underwriting their future career choice.

  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Undergraduate students completing their Sophomore or Junior year preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Targeted majors

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Liberal Arts (with business focus preferred)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management and Insurance

Positions are available across various U.S. offices lasting approximately 10-12 weeks, beginning in late May/early June.

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