Underwriting Professional Development Program Internship


The Underwriting Professional Development Program internship is intended to prepare you for a career with Travelers and specifically for an Underwriting Professional Development Program (UPDP) position upon graduation from college. 

Program components

Qualified students will have an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience, receive valuable on-the-job training and learn more about the insurance industry.  Each intern will be expected to complete challenging and meaningful project work over the course of this program. In addition, there are core assignments and a designated coach to further develop your knowledge and help you understand and train for a future UPDP position. 

What is the UPDP?

The UPDP is designed to develop skills in insurance coverage, underwriting, sales and product knowledge through a structured program that combines classroom training and experiential learning with individualized coaching and mentoring. This is a yearlong multi-faceted program that gives participants the business and technical skills they need to understand the core of our business and to launch their careers as successful Travelers underwriters.

What is an underwriter?

Insurance is the contractual transfer of financial risk from one party to another. Underwriters are the heart of the insurance process, using finely tuned analytical skills to evaluate the acceptability of business and institutional risk. However, underwriters are more than just analysts – they are the 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 includes a dynamic blend of analytical and selling skills – it’s stimulating, exciting and a great career for the right individual.

The UPDP intern position is a very important first step to this excellent career opportunity.

Requirements

Because being an underwriter is a complex, dynamic and exciting position, we welcome interns who have various majors, backgrounds and experiences. For the intern program, we are most interested in college juniors who are serious about entering the insurance industry and excited about the prospect of eventually becoming an underwriter. Additional requirements include:

  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Analytical skills
  • Desired personal qualities include: being energetic, resourceful and hard working; a commitment to complete the program; and a goal-oriented individual who is motivated to succeed

Suggested majors

  • Business administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Liberal arts (with a business focus preferred)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk management and insurance

Locations

Positions are available in various offices across the United States beginning in late May or early June for 10- to 12-week assignments.

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